HELP - ADD CVD Online Search Basics
Searches can be performed utilizing single keywords, multiple keywords, phrases, and combinations of each. Note that keywords will also match parts of longer words.
- Single keyword = doghouse
Search results will include records with the keyword doghouse in the document.
- Multiple keywords = dog house
Search results will include records with both of the keywords dog and house in the document, either as full word matches or as parts of longer words (for example doggerl).
- Phrase = "dog house" enclosed in double quotes.
Search results will include records with the exact phrase "dog house" in the document.
Keyboard special characters (i.e. non-alphanumeric) such as the period (.), colon (:), semicolon (;), and comma (,) as standalone keywords are ignored during a search. If included as a character in a keyword, they are used as a part of the search match (for example the decimal and percent in 25.2%)
Boolean operators are tools used to narrow your search results. They include AND, OR, and NOT.
- AND connecting two keywords or phrases will only match records containing all keywords or phrases. AND is the default
operator when two or more keywords or phrases are entered without an operator.
- dog AND "chew toy" is the equivalent of dog "chew toy".
- dog AND house is the equivalent of dog house, which will include records with both the keywords dog and house.
- OR connecting two keywords or phrases, will match records containing any of the keywords or phrases.
- dog OR "chew toy" returns records containing the keyword dog or the phrase "chew toy".
- NOT connecting two keywords will match records that contain the first keyword and do not contain the second.
- dog NOT house returns records with "dog" but no occurrence of "house"
- Multiple operators are not supported in a single search and may give unexpected results.
Partial Word Matching
- A string of letters or digits will match all records that contain that keyword pattern anywhere in a longer word. This
search type is especially useful when you want to include all variants of a keyword in your search.
- comput returns records containing the words computer, computing, computation, recomputed, etc...
- Wildcard characters are not supported; partial word matching eliminates most of the usefulness of wildcards.
Two operators are not allowed next to each other, like AND OR, OR OR, etc.
The operators must be between two keywords or phrases.
ADD CVD Search is not case sensitive and treats mike, MIKE, and Mike as equivalents when searching.
Keywords can be any string of more than one letter and/or digit and can include embedded non-alphanumeric characters (such as: ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ &). Standalone non-alphanumeric characters will be ignored as search terms.
Multiple space characters are ignored.
ADD CVD Search is designed to be accessible. Web pages that contain navigational icons and data tables can be interpreted and navigated with the aid of screen reader software (such as JAWS).
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