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The site–wide search facility can be found in the top right-hand corner of all web pages on this site.

General rules for searching
Single word search

Entering one word finds documents that contain that word.

For example, searching for [QGSO] finds all documents that contain the word "QGSO" anywhere in that document.

Multiple-word search

Entering more than one word finds documents that contain any of those words in any order.

For example, searching for [Government Statistician] finds documents that contain "Government" or "Statistician" or "Government Statistician".

Compulsory inclusion [+]

Attaching a [+] in front of a word requires that the word be found in all matching documents.

For example, searching for [Government Statistician +Applications] only finds documents that contain the word "Applications". Note: in a multiple-word search, you can attach a [+] in front of every token including the very first token. A token is a string enclosed in double-quotes ("). It can be a single word or a phrase.

Compulsory exclusion [-]

Attaching a [-] in front of a word requires that the word not be found in all matching documents.

For example, searching for [Government Statistician -Applications] only finds documents that do not contain the word "Applications". Note: in a multiple-word search, you can attach a [-] in front of every token except the very first token. A token is a string enclosed in double-quotes ("). It can be a single word or a phrase.

Phrase matching ["..."]

Putting quotes around a set of words only finds documents that contain that precise phrase.

For example, searching for ["Index of retail prices"] only finds documents that contain the string "Index of retail prices".

Wildcard matching [*]

Attaching a [*] to the right side of a word returns left side partial matches.

For example, searching for the string [Ora*] finds documents that contain all words beginning with "Ora" such as "Orange" and "Orator". You can also insert an asterisk in the middle of a word. For example, searching for the string [A*e] finds documents that contain words such as "Apple" or "Ape".

Last reviewed 7 December 2016