How to search

Brief guide to searching

There are two main ways to search the database: simple and advanced search.

Simple search

The simple search is accessed via the “Google-style” search box on the Home page. By default, the simple search will search across the Title and Description fields. Where more than one term is entered, the default is an AND search.

Advanced search

The advanced search enables you to perform “Any text Field” searches, and also to search specifically on certain fields.

Refine advanced search criteria

By default, a search will look for the word or words you have entered. However, you can choose to change the default search criteria by clicking the “Refine Search Criteria” option. There are three ways to refine the search option:

  • With all the words.

  • With at least one of the words.

  • Without the words.