To find information about a topic, simply type in a few keywords. The more detailed
your query, the more relevant your results.
Our search engine also comes with some advanced capabilities to help you find exactly what
you're looking for. These capabilities are best shown with a few examples:
- +acrylic +wrap
Translated: require acrylic, require wrap
Finds "acrylic wrap" and "wrap of type acrylic".
- -acrylic +wraps
Translated: forbid acrylic, require wraps
- Finds "Slik wraps", "Fiberglass wrapss", and lowercase "acrylic
- or acrylic and wraps
Translated: prefer acrylic, require wraps
- Finds "Silk wraps", "acrylic wraps", and "acrylic wraps".
Documents with both terms appear higher in the list.
- "acrylic wraps"
Translated: require the phrase "acrylic wraps"
- Finds "acrylic wraps".
- and acrylic and wrap*
Translated: require acrylic (case insensitive), require words starting with
- Finds "acrylic wrap", "acrylic wraps".
The asterisk is a wildcard representing any four or fewer characters.
- Where is the *frog*?
Translated: ignores common words like where, is, and the - requires words
- Finds "frog", "frogleg", and "bullfrog".
To suppress the ignore feature, use quotes, as in "Where is the *frog*?".
Note on case sensitivity - only words or phrases containing an upper case character will
be treated as case sensitive. A search on "usa" will match
"Usa", "USA", and "usA", while the term "USA"
matches only its uppercase version.
The asterisk is a powerful search tool, but has some limitations. It cannot span words -
that is, the query "powerfu*earch" would not match the first sentence of this
paragraph - and it can represent at most four letters or numbers. To avoid overly broad
searches, the asterisk can only be used in words or phrases which have at least three
alpha-numeric characters. A search for "th*" would be ignored.