The simplest kind of query is a single word. However, to get better search results, follow the appropriate instructions below:
|To search for||
|1||Documents that match a phrase||"big red truck"||Documents that contain the phrase "big red truck"|
|2||Documents that match terms||Why is the sky blue||Documents about the blue sky, ranked by estimated relevance|
|3||Both terms in the same document||red and dog||Documents with both the words "red" and "dog"|
|4||Either term in a document||red or dog||Documents with the words "red" or "dog"|
|5||One term without a second term||red and not dog||Documents with the word "red" but not "dog"|
|6||Two terms that are close together in the same document||red near dog||Documents with the word "red" near the word "dog"|
|7||All terms beginning with particular combination of letters (great to find words with the same prefix)||esc*||Documents with such terms as "escarpment", "escape", and so on|
|8||Inflected forms of a word||swim**||Documents with alternate forms swim, swam, swum, and swimming|
|9||Documents with the same file extension||@filename=*.pdf||All files with the .pdf extension|
|10||Documents with a specific name but with any extension||#filename = readme.*||Documents with the name readme and any extension.|
|11||All terms with some character difference||r?n
and "ran", but not "ruin"
matches "ruin" and "rain", but not "run"
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