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The home screen returns a full set of results by default. The result set can be narrowed by filtering results or using advanced searches in the search term box. Advanced search results can be further refined using the filters.
Filters are used to narrow search results. Available filters are type, collection, date, location, subject, contributor and source.
To select a filter term click on the checkbox next to the term.
Advanced searching syntax can be used to search the dataset and within pdf documents in the pdf viewer. Older PDF’s may not contain searchable text and are images only.
Note: symbols are case sensitive
|Search Feature||Symbol||What it does||Syntax Example||Results|
|Truncation||*||Find words starting with||foo *||Food, Footy, Football, etc|
|Single character wildcard||?||Finds words with a single character at the ?||ca?s||Cats, Cars, Cans etc|
|Multiple character wildcard||*||Finds words with a multiple character where the * is||ca*s||Cats, Cars, Cans etc and other terms starting with Ca and ending in s: camels, caravans, etc|
|Boolean AND||AND +||Finds results containing all words||camel AND racing +camel +racing||Results containing both camel and racing|
|Boolean OR||OR||Finds results containing any of the words||camel OR racing||Results that contain either camel or racing|
|Boolean NOT||NOT -||Finds results that do not contain the word||camel NOT racing +camel -racing||Results that contain the word camel but not the word racing|
|Phrase searching||" "||Finds results that contain the phrase inside the quotes||"camel racing"||Results that contain the phrase camel racing|
|Proximity searching||" "~#||Finds results that contain the word inside the quotes within# words of each other irrespective of order||"camel racing"~2||Results that contain phrase camel racing or the phrase racing camel|