Make sure your search terms are spelled correctly.
The search engine will attempt to find words that sound similar your
search terms, but it is always best to spell the search terms
Use multiple words
Use multiple words when performing your search.
More words for a search will return more refined results than a search
from a single word.
Use similar words
The more similar words you use in a search, the
more relevant results will be to the words that you are searching for.
Use appropriate capitalization
Use capitalization when looking for
proper nouns such as the name of a person or place. Lowercase words
will match any words of any case.
Use quotation marks around phrases
Use quotation marks to find
words that must appear adjacent to each other within a phrase. For
example, search for "Carl Rogers" within quotes rather than just
Carl Rogers. Or you can select the 'Exact Phrase' button if you are
searching for just one phrase.
Use Boolean plus (+) or minus (-) operators
Precede a search term
or phrase with a plus (+) sign to indicate it must appear in a search
result. Precede a search term with a minus (-) sign to indicate an
undesirable search term or phrase that must not appear in a search
result. For example, searching for +dogs -collie will return results
that are about dogs, but not about collies.
Use field searches
Field searches allow you to search for words
that appear in a specific part of a document such as the body text
(body:), title text (title:), alt text (alt:), meta description
(desc:), meta keywords (keys:) or URL (url:). The field name should
include the colon and precede the search word or phrase with no
spaces between them. For example, searching for title:presidents
will find pages with presidents in the title of the page.