Advanced Search Tips

Advanced Search Tips

Wildcards:

Operator
Explanation Example
*
matches 0 or more characters dood* matches: dood, doods, doodle
?
matches a single character lil? matches: lila, lili, lill, lily

Inclusion / Exclusion:

Operator
Explanation Example
+
include word (default) +canine -eye include pages with canine
-
exclude word but not eye.

Phrase Matching:

Operator
Explanation Example
" "
surround the phrase with double-quotes to match only the specified phrase. "canine eye" returns 5 matches, while canine eye returns 10 matches.

Additional Information:

Because spelling varies between Canadian / British English and American English, the search tool is set up to match on either spelling.   Example: color matches both color and colour.