Use multiple words: The search results will return more refined results from several words than from
a single word. For example, typing estate planning will yield more relevant results than
typing only estates. (Keep in mind, relevant results are returned even if they don't contain
all query terms.)
Use quotation marks: Use quotation marks to find words which must appear adjacent to each other,
for example, "year 2000 lawsuits". Otherwise, the search results will include the words year, 2000 and lawsuits, but not necessarily in that order.
The words may appear anywhere, and in any order, within the document.
Use plus (+) or minus (-): Use a plus sign when your search term or phrase must appear in the
search results. Use a minus sign to indicate undesirable term(s). The plus sign tells the
search engine that a certain word or phrase is required in the search results, and a minus sign
indicates that a word or phrase must be absent in
the search results.
Use wildcards: Wildcard searches can expand the number of matches for a particular request. The *
character is used as the wildcard character. For instance, searching for wh* will find the words what, why, when, whether and any other word that
starts with wh. Searching for *her* will find the words here, whether, together, gathering, and any
other word that contains her anywhere in the word.