Help with Searching
The basic search facility has two choices:
- Search for a phrase: The search facility will attempt find documents
that contain any of the word(s) specified.
- Search for keywords: The search facility will find documents that
contain all of the word(s) specified. This type of search is usually more accurate than
searching for a phrase.
Narrowing down searches
- Searches are not case sensitive.
- Keyword searches are generally more sensitive than searches for a phrase.
- Enclosing the search words within quotes in a keyword search will match the exact
phrase. For example, searching for "adam smith" will find
documents containing the name Adam Smith, but not the names Adam Jones,
Paul Smith etc.
Still can't find the right document?
The following might be useful:
- The search facility updates its index at specified regular intervals, so recently
created documents may not appear in the index.
- Searches performed on machines that are not directly connected to the University of
Essex network cannot search for documents in folders with restricted in the
document path. Your machine is not directly connected to the University of Essex