NCS Search Engine Tips|
1. Type of Search:
The search will be for ANY words that are included in the search box (an .OR. search).
When two or more words are entered, the results will show all approved articles that are past the publication date, and contain any of these words.
If you enter the string: cat dog the results would include all activated issues that contain any of these words: cats, dog, Doghouse, etc.
As long as it contains one of these strings in its entirety. It will not look for the exact phrase "cat dog".
All categories of news are being searched.
2. Limiting your Search:
You may limit the search to only the Announcements/News Title, only the Announcements/News Content, or both of these fields (All Headlines & Content).
The search is not case sensitive.
If you enter DOG, the word dog or Dog will also be found, whether upper or lower case.
4. Wildcard (%):
In the field 'Search:', you may use the symbol % as a wildcard. Use it in place of a character or characters that are unknown or that may differ.
Use at Beginning: entering %at will result in finding any character strings that end in 'at', such as cat or that.
Use in Middle: Entering c%t will find any character strings that have 'c' at the beginning, and 't' and the end, but some other character or string of characters in between. Such as chat, cut, catalogue or clean mat.
If your results are too large, remove a word or two; or add a few more characters to the word(s). Try to search for an unusual word that you recall from the issue. Example: internal rather than in. Search results include HTML tags, so you may have some results that aren't visible without looking at the source code. For a list of all articles, current or expired... Search For: % Search in: All
This search is only done on articles that are both approved by NCS, and past the publication date. The expiry date has no effect on the search; articles may be either expired or current!