Use these tips to better refine your search results.Phrases
Put quotes around your string to get the exact phrase.
"John Doe" will return only documents containing the phrase John Doe.
Without quotes, entering John Doe will give you every instance where the words exist (ie. John Doe, John p. Doe)
If your search term contains parenthesis () treat it as a phrase by putting it in quotes ""
Searching with wildcards
You can substitute wildcard characters for other characters when you search for text. Use a
? (question mark) for a single character, and an
* (asterisk) for multiple characters.
Wildcard characters work only in fields that contain text; they do not work in fields that contain dates or numbers. Using wildcards
|Using ?.||Finds documents that include these words...|
|*ount||count, amount, tantamount|
|You can also use wildcards at the end of words (Gen*)|
- Simple Operators: OR, NOT (or the symbols |, !)
|NOT||not||!||that do not contain the condition or word following NOT (example: John NOT Doe returns docs with John that do not contain Doe)|
|OR||or|||||that contain either of the conditions or words separated by OR (example: John OR Doe returns docs with John or Doe or both)|