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findinsite-cd user instructions


This page has instructions for end users of FindinSite-CD. Click here for FindinSite-CD developer instructions.
If FindinSite-CD does not run:

Screenshot of FindinSite-CD

The FindinSite-CD Java applet has a text box at the top. Enter your search text and press the Search button. If need be, press the same button - now named Stop - to halt the search.

A list of results is shown in the window below. The results are (usually) prioritised, so that more important results are shown first.

FindinSite-CD shows the page title, its filename and an abstract. Click on the page title to display the page. If possible, the page is shown with your search text words highlighted, and navigation arrows will be shown to let you move between the matching search words.

Various more powerful search options are available, as described below.

If the Subsets button is available, press this to choose the subsets to include in your search.

FindinSite-CD chooses the most appropriate language for your locale. Pressing Languages lets you choose different one.

Press the Help button to get help on how to use FindinSite-CD, the FindinSite-CD version number, and details of the current search index.

If an Indexes button is available, then press this to choose between different search indexes.

FindinSite-CD remembers the last searches that you entered in a history list. Press the Esc key to cycle through all the previous searches.

Basic search The search tool finds pages that contain all the words you are searching for. The words can be anywhere on the page.
Word stemming
and synonyms
Searching for throw will also match the words throws, thrower, throwers, ...
Common mis-spellings and regional variations are also matched, so teh will also find the, and color will also find colour and vice versa.
Put text in 'single quotes' if you do not want word stemming or synonyms.
Letter case Use single quotes to match capitals eg: 'Mexico'.
Adjacent words Use double quotes to match adjacent words eg: "mexico city".
Logical searches Use and, or, not and parentheses ( and ) to do logical searches.
To find the words and, or or not put them in "double quotes".
Wild cards Use ? to match exactly one character and * to match any number of characters. For example, mexic? and mex* both match the word mexico.
Previous searches Press the Esc key to go back to your previous search results.
Subsets If available, click on Subsets to choose the subsets that you want to include in your search.
Indexes If available, click on Indexes to change the index.
Languages If available, click on Languages to change the FindinSite-CD user interface language.
Help Click on Help for instructions, FindinSite-CD version details and information on the current index.
Word highlighting In most browsers, FindinSite-CD will be able to highlight any search words in the displayed web page like this. In Internet Explorer 4 or later, FindinSite-CD also adds navigation arrows (< and >) to help you move between matching words.
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