Optimizing Search

The key to effective searching is to limit the scope of the search. Too broad a search will produce too many results. Here are a few ways to limit the scope of your search:

Viewing Search Results

The most relevant items are displayed at the top of the list.

Results can include:

Each article returned in the list has:

Refining Search Results

Once you get the search results, you can narrow the list by using the Search Refinement panel.

  1. Browse results by topic to restrict the results to that area only. This can be achieved by selecting any of the count values in the topic tree that appear in red (which indicates the number of matches within that area of the topic tree).
  2. Filter results by choosing only certain types of items. This feature is available only if the portal manager has turned it on.