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Tips for searching the Career Guide
Note: All searches will return results based on a search of both the Career
Guide to Industries and the Occupational
At its simplest, a search can be on a word or a phrase. For example, if
you want to find all instances of teachers, type
and to find all computer programmers, type
programmers. But with the tips on this page, you can focus your
search to give you better results.
- Place OR between two keywords to find all instances
of either one or the other, for example:
This search finds all pages that mention lawyers or attorneys
lawyers OR attorneys
- Look for words with the same prefix. For example, typing:
in the search box will find pages containing teach, teaching,
teacher, teachers, and so on.
will find registered nurse and registered nurses.
will find physical therapist, physical therapists, and
will find all pages containing any of the following: lawyer, lawyers,
attorney, or attorneys.
lawyer* OR attorney*
- Search for all forms of a word. For example, in the search box type
to find sell, selling, and sold.
- Refine your searches with AND to require certain text
in your search results. For example, if you type:
you will find all the pages containing both restaurant and hotel.
restaurant AND hotel
- Refine your searches with AND NOT to exclude certain
text from your search. For example, typing:
will find all pages that contain food but do not contain restaurant
food AND NOT restaurant*
- Search with the keyword NEAR, rather than AND,
for words close to each other. For example, with both of these
accountants AND computers and
NEAR computers, the search engine looks for the words accountants
and computers on the same page. But with NEAR,
the returned pages are ranked in order of proximity: The closer together
the words are, the higher the rank of that page.
Last Modified Date: February 27, 2004