This document gives an overview of how to effectively use the Search function of your KnowledgeBase.
To find a KnowledgeBase document, enter one or more keywords into the Search text box found at the top of the KB Site.
Separate each word with a space. Click on the Search button or press Enter on your keyboard.
If searching using a single word yields too many unrelated topics, try adding another word or two. You may also use the Topic drop-down menu to limit your search to one specific topic.
If you are looking for an exact match, try using a phrase and enclose the phrase in quotation marks.
If you want to exclude documents that contain a certain keyword, you can focus your search by putting a minus sign ("-") in front of that word. For example,
classlist -learn will find classlist documents that are not related to Learn@UW.
If the standard search doesn't help, try our Advanced Search options, which allows you to further tailor query parameters to your specific needs.
After you enter selected keywords into the Search field text box, a list of relevant documents will appear in a table.
Around this table, you will see three other links that may yield documents relevant to your search:
In the example below, the first five documents which are potentially relevant to your search are presented in a bulleted list. The link below the bulleted list leads to all documents relevant to your search in partner public sites.
If you've exhausted our tips and you still can't find what you're looking for, please feel free to contact us