Tips for searching
Be as specific as you can with your search terms. If your search is unsuccessful, hit "Start new search" and refine your search terms. This can be done by adding search terms if you find too many articles or by making your search more general if you get no results.
Using quotation marks around the phrase or name will result in a more precise search. Examples: "Dallas Symphony Orchestra" or "Troy Aikman"
Additional terms can be added to a search by using the commands: AND, OR, NOT, NEAR, ADJ
Operators can be either upper or lower case. Using AND narrows the search, using OR broadens the search and using NOT eliminates unwanted items. Often the NOT operator can be useful in refining an initial query that returns a large number of stories. NEAR or ADJ controls how close your search terms must be to one another. ADJ also checks that the words are in the same order as you put them. If you do not get any results from your search you may want to:
Select different search words.
Check the spelling or your terms.
Check the date range selected for searching.
1. The most common choice for displaying search results is the Most Recent First. This is usually the best choice.
2. To get results ranked in order of relevancy to your topic select Display by Relevance. Use this option only when you do not need to get the most recent story first.