To get more specific search results, try using the following
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 try to spell the search terms correctly. back
Use multiple words
Use multiple words when performing your search. The
search results will return more refined results from several words than from a single
word. For example, typing chantelle maximini lisse will return more relevant results than typing only chantelle. (Keep in mind, relevant results are returned even if
they don't contain all query terms.) back
Use similar words
The more similar words you use in a search, the
more relevant results you will get back. back
Use quotation marks
Use quotation marks to find words which must appear
adjacent to each other, for example, "fashion forms water bra." Otherwise, the search results will include the word fashion
forms, water and the word bra, but not necessarily in that order. The words may
appear anywhere, and in any order, within the document. back
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
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.
Wildcards may be combined with the standard plus
(+) and minus (-) modifiers, quotes for phrases, as well as the field search specifiers.
+wh* -se*ch will find all pages which have
a word that starts with wh and
which does not contain a word that starts with se and ends with ch.
"wh* are" will find the phrases where
are, what are, why are,