WebSTAR Search supports a number of different methods for performing
searches. For a multi-word search, the default is similar to a boolean
operation using implicit "or" operators. To use other operators,
see the table below.
Simply describe the information that you want. For example, "Web
server performance enhancements."
Ask a question that you want answered. For example, "How do
I increase the performance of my Web server?"
List important keywords relevant to your search topic. For example,
"enhance improve performance server web"
Boolean Keyword Search
Refine a keyword search using boolean operators.
|| Finds only documents containing all of the specific words or phrases. For
example, "performance & server" finds documents with
both the word "performance" and the word "server".|
|| Finds documents containing at least one of the specified words or phrases.
For example, "performance | server" finds documents containing
either "performance" or "server". The found documents
could contain both, but do not have to.|
|| AND NOT
|| Excludes documents containing the specific word or phrase. For example,
"performance ! server" finds documents containing "performance"
but not containing "server". As with the & and | operators,
! must appear between two terms.|
| [ ]
|| Used to group portions of boolean queries together for more complicated
queries. For example, "performance & [improve | increase] !
Microsoft" finds documents containing "performance"
and either "improve" or "increase but not "Microsoft".|
Similar Document Search
After you perform an initial search, every matching document description
will contain a "More like this" link that allows you to
automatically search for similar documents.