Using the Search Function
Full text searching has been implemented on this site. Searches are performed across all indexed data and can be made using syntax similar to what is used in popular search engines like Google or Yahoo. It uses a simple set of search options that are not case-sensitive.
Wildcards are supported through an asterisk *
This will find all words that start with head such as headquarters or headache. (Note: you must use at least 4 characters along with the asterisk for this function to work properly).
Multiple Search Terms
By default, searches with more than one term will only return results that contain all of the terms (AND operator). If there are no matching posts, the search function will then return results that contain at least one of the search terms (OR operator).
This search will return posts that contain the both the term health and engineering. If no posts meet that criteria, the results will default to posts that contain either the word health or engineering.
An exact phrase can be found by wrapping the terms in quotes.
This search will return only posts that contain the exact term sustainable energy.
Relevance Score: 54.6
Search results are ordered by a relevance score generated by the search engine. This score is determined by where and how often the search terms appear in the post. For example, a post that includes the search term in the title will be ranked higher than a post where the search term only appears in the body. A post that contains multiple instances of the search term in the body will be ranked higher than a post with only one instance.