Tips for Searching
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At its simplest, a site search, or query, can be just a word or a phrase. For example, to search for this page (Tips for searching), you might enter: searching, query, or search tips.
With the tips on this page, you can expand the focus of your query to give you more complete results.
Search for all forms of a word. For example, in the form type sink** to find sink, sinking, sank, and sunk.
Search with the keyword NEAR, rather than AND, for words close to each other. For example, both of these queries, system and manager and system near manager, look for the words system and manager on the same page. But with NEAR, the returned pages are ranked in order of proximity: The closer together the words are, the higher the rank of that page.
surfing AND NOT the Net
Abbott OR Costello
This query finds all pages that mention Abbott or Costello or both.
"system near manager"
system near manager
These hints will get you started, but for more complex queries and more examples, refer to the complete Microsoft Query Language documentation at the State of West Virginia home page.
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