Search Tips for IT@Cornell
Maximize the efficacy of your search with these suggestions.
How the Search Works (OR operator)
By default when you put in several words, the search engine looks on IT@Cornell for pages that have any of those words in them. If you search for
Microsoft office the results will show if they have the word Microsoft OR office in them. So you may see pages about Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Word, Virtual Office, Out of office Reply, Office of the CIO.
Find Pages with All Words (AND Operator)
Find a Phrase
Search for Word Variations (Wildcards)
Use an asterix (*) to search for multiple characters. For example,
graduat* would find graduate, graduates, graduation, graduating.
Force a Word to Appear
Exclude a Word from Search
Combine Search Parameters
You can combine parameters. Searching
+student spread* -google says that the page:
- must have student
- must not have google
- can also have spread, spreads, spreading, spreadsheets (etc.)