The AVweb Search Engine uses most of the standard search techniques. Some of the most common that you might be interested in using are...
Search for exact phrases using quotation marks (" ") Typing "cessna" or "skyhawk" will find items with those exact words in sequence.
Use the minus sign (-) to narrow your search If you enter cessna -skyhawk, that tells the search engine to include the word cessna but not skyhawk. Don't forget - there's no space after the sign.
Use a wildcard (*) for multiple endings
By typing an * (asterisk symbol) at the end of a word, you can search for items with multiple endings. For example: comput* would find computer, computing, computes, computational, etc.
Search Command Chart
Here is a summary of the advanced search commands available to you:
To search for:
Use the command:
One word AND another
Use space between words
validation compliance Returns articles with the words cessnaandskyhawk in the story
One word OR another
(word 1,word 2) Note: No spaces after the comma.
Returns all articles with the words validationorcompliance in the story
One word BUT NOT another
(minus symbol) Note: No spaces after the minus sign.
Returns items containing the word cessna and will exclude all items containing the word skyhawk in the story