Advanced Search Mode
Help yourselves in getting the most out of searching My.LaSalle
web site! It is useful to know some search tips that could
help you get the best possible search results and ultimately
help you find what you are looking for.
Here are common search syntax which can dramatically improve
your search results:
- Check spelling - Make sure your search terms are
spelled correctly. The search engine will attempt to find
words that sound similar to your search terms, but it is
always best to spell the search terms correctly.
- Use multiple words - Use multiple words when performing
your search. More words for a search will return more refined
results than a search from a single word.
- Use similar words - The more similar words you
use in a search, the more relevant results will be to the
item that you are searching.
- Use appropriate capitalization - Use capitalization
only when looking for proper nouns such as the name of a
person or place. Lowercase words match any similar words
of any case.
- Use quotation marks around phrases - Use quotation
marks to find words that must appear adjacent to each other
within a phrase. For example, search for "account
activation " within quotes rather than just account
- Use Boolean plus (+) or minus (-) operators - Precede
a search term or phrase with a plus (+) sign to indicate
it must appear in a search result. Precede a search term
with a minus (-) sign to indicate an undesirable search
term or phrase that must not appear in a search result.
For example, searching for +enrollment -online will return
results that are about enrollment, but not about online.
- Use field searches - Field searches allow you to
search for words that appear in a specific part of a document
such as the body text (body:), title text (title:), alt
text (alt:), meta description (desc:), meta keywords (keys:)
or URL (url:). The field name should include the colon and
precede the search word or phrase with no spaces between
them. For example, searching for title: presidents will
find pages with presidents in the title of the page.