Near the top of every page under the main header graphic the BulbCollector search form waits patiently for your queries. Our search engine helps you find documents on this website relavent to what your request is. Here's how it works: you tell the search service what you're looking for by typing in keywords, phrases, or questions in the search box. The search service responds by giving you a list of all the web pages in our index relating to those topics. The most relevant content will appear at the top of your results.
How To Use:
- Locate the search box near the top of any page.
- Begin by selecting the appropriate menu option to search our entire web site or specific areas of this site.
- Type your keywords or phrases in the search box.
- Hit the "find" button!
Tip: Don't worry if you find a large number of results. In fact, use more than a couple of words when searching. Even though the number of results will be large, the most relevant content will always appear at the top of the result pages.
More Basics - An Overview
What is a Word?
When searching, think of a word as a combination of letters and numbers. The search engine needs to know how to separate words and numbers to find exactly what you want on the Internet. You can separate words using white space and tabs.
What is a Phrase?
You can link words and numbers together into phrases if you want specific words or numbers to appear together in your result pages. If you want to find an exact phrase, use "double quotation marks" around the phrase when you enter words in the search box.
Including or excluding words:
To make sure that a specific word is always included in your search topic, place the plus (+) symbol before the key word in the search box. To make sure that a specific word is always excluded from your search topic, place a minus (-) sign before the keyword in the search box.
Expand your search using wildcards (*):
By typing an * within a keyword, you can match up to four letters.