Like Google you can search any combination of words and get results, but to get results that you really want these are some things you should know.
When you search for more than one word One Search will find items that have all those words any where in the item, So a search for
will return over 100,000 results - manythat have the word sheep on one page, and the word dip on a completely different page. To make One Search know you want the words treated as phrase enclose them in quotation marks, e.g.
returns about 6,000 records
Search for all the words with the same stem/start by using the asterisk *
will return items that include sustainable, sustainably or sustainability
Search for variant spellings and irregular plurals using the question mark ? to subsitute for a single letter
wom?n (woman or women)
organi?e (organise or organize)
Can all be used in searches (in upper case) and can be used in conjunction with the other search syntax
aboriginal OR indigenous
("sheep dip" AND environ*) NOT (cypermethrin OR organophos*)
To search for documents that have two words close to each other use ~
Will find the word documents that have the words programming and application within 5 words of each other, in any order.
So documents with any of these sentence parts would be returned
We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.