Site Search Help
Search for ... The
site search allows you to search for a single or a combination of terms as
- Complete words.
- Phrases. A phrase may be enclosed in quotes or if you are searching for a
single phrase, you can use the Exact phrase entered option from the Using
options box (see below).
- The beginning of a word. A wildcard search may be performed by adding an
asterisk (*) at the end of a word. For example, searching for magnet*
will find pages that contain magnet, magnetic and magnets.
Using - Allows you to specify the type of search you wish to perform:
- All of the words - This search option will return pages containing all of
the words or phrases entered in the Search for box.
For example, a search for circuit 300A will return pages that contain
both circuit and 300A.
A search for "circuit breaker" 300A will return pages that
contain the word 300A and the phrase circuit breaker.
A search for AC 100V* will return pages that contain the word AC
and the words 100V, 100VAC, ...
- Any of the words entered - This search option will return results
containing any of the words of phrases entered in the Search for box. or both.
For example, a search for 3m sealant will return pages that contain 3m
or sealant or both.
A search for "circuit breaker" 600A will return pages that
contain the phrase circuit breaker or the word 600A or
A search for "circuit breaker" 480V* will return all
pages that contain the phrase circuit breaker or the words 480V,
- The exact phrase entered - This search option will return pages containing
matches for a single phrase entered in the Search for box. Do not
enclose the phrase in quotes or use wildcards with this type of search.
- Boolean search - For advanced users, this search allows you to use the
logical operators OR, AND and AND NOT to construct queries. Operands
may be single words, quoted phrases or wildcard words.
- The site search is NOT case sensitive, you can enter your search terms in
upper or lower case
- Avoid using common words such as for, any or at unless
used as part of a phrase. These words will be ignored unless using a exact
or quoted phrase match.
- Avoid using punctuation characters such as &, |, ^,
#, @, $, (, )