A B C finds every page that contains phrase A B C
Finding Statutes, Regulations, etc.
Use quotes surrounding: and, or, not, near when they appear
literally in a phrase. Example: A "and" B finds the
phrase A and B , NOT pages where A and B both appear.
Simplified Search Syntax
To find documents containing the exact word, enter the word only, then press Search
In Simplified Search, spaces between words are interpreted as an OR operation. Entering the phrase "holiday pay" will find every document containing either the word holiday or the word pay.
Documents containing both words will score higher in the Search Results page.
To find documents that contain the exact phrase, enter the desired phrase within quotation marks: “holiday pay”
Simplified Search special operators include the plus + and the minus - signs:
Proximity Searches are supported implicitly with Simplified Search Syntax. Words which are closer together will score higher than words which are further apart in documents.
Precise Search Syntax
The following are valid searches
To find documents with the exact word, enter only the word into the Search Dialogue box: i.e., Holiday, then press Search
To find documents containing an exact phrase, enter the phrase with no symbols: i.e., Holiday pay, then press Search
Precise Search utilizes Boolean Operator syntax. Boolean Operators are words, not symbols, and do not require the use of italics, parentheses or quotation marks. Enter Boolean Operators as follows:
Removing the power of Boolean Operators
For more information, see the site Help Documentation.