The default search is a basic keyword search ie each individual word is searched for anywhere in a page.
To perform a phrase search (words appearing in a particular order) use " " quotation marks around the phrase.
To find multiple word stems such as plurals etc you can use an * asterisk as a wildcard . It will not work at the start of a word. You can also use the wildcard to truncate terms.
You can also use the basic boolean operators and or not. These operators can be used with ( ) brackets to create sets within a search.
Searches are not case-sensitive.
Results are ordered by the prevalance of the search term.
|Flinders maps||keyword||all pages containing the exact words Flinders and maps|
|"annual report"||phrase||all pages containing the exact phrase|
|map*||wildcard||all pages with words that start accordingly|
eg map, maps, mapping, maple
|col*r||wildcard||all pages with words that start and end accordingly|
eg colour, color, collected, collector
|"Aust* Directory"||phrase and wildcard||all pages with phrases that start and end accordingly|
eg Australian Government Directory, Australian Bookshop Directory
|reports and journals||Boolean and||all pages that include both words|
|reports or journals||Boolean or||all pages that include either word|
|reports not journals||Boolean not||all pages that include report but not journals|
|reports and (journals or serials)||Boolean and, or||all pages with reports and either serials or journals|
|(journals or serials) not report*||Boolean or, not and wildcard||all pages with either journals or serials but not reports|