This search engine works very much the way most major search engines work, such as Google and Bing. To search, enter your term or group of terms into the search box and click on submit. The search engine will look for all results that contain one or more of your search terms. The search engine scores each result and places the closest matching result at the top and the result with the lowest score at the bottom. All searches are case-insensitive.
Exact Phrase Search
To search for an exact phrase, surround your phrase with double quotes. Example "Exact Phrase". However, note that searches are not case sensitive.
To subsititue a single character wildcard in a word, use the "?" in place of the character you would like to replace. Example: te?t can return results for "text" or "test"
To subsititue multiple character wildcard in a word, use the "*" in place of the characters you would like to perform the search for. Example: real* will return results matching "real", "real-time" and "reality".
When you use the AND operator, then the search will require that all of the terms that are a part of your "AND group" must appear in some part of each result. Example: this AND that.
You can also use exact phrases as part of your AND group. Example: "this that" AND "the other".
When you use the OR operator, then each part of the OR group is considered optional but the results will contain at least one of the terms. Example: this OR that will return results that contain either "this" or "that" or both.
The OR operator can also be used with exact phrases. Example: "this and that" OR "the other"
The "+" operator requires that the term or phrase immediately following it be included in each result and any other terms or phrase may be included in the results. Example: +this "that and the other".
The "-" operator requires that the term or phrase immediately following it be excluded from the search results. Example: -this that.