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Enter a list of words or phrases to find.  Use quotation marks around phrases, put + in front of any word or phrase that is required, and - in front of a word or phrase to exclude it.  Examples:

banana pear "apple pie"
"apple pie" -salad +"ice cream"


Use connectors such as and and or to indicate the relationship between words or phrases in your search request.  Examples:

apple and pear Both words must be present
apple or pear Either word can be present
apple w/5 pear Apple must occur within 5 words of pear
apple not w/5 pear Apple must not occur within 5 words of pear
apple and not pear Only apple must be present
name contains smith The field name must contain smith


Finds grammatical variations on endings, like applies, applied, applying in a search for apply.

To add stemming selectively, add a ~ at the end of words that you want stemmed in a search.  Example: apply~

Fuzzy searching

Finds words even if they are misspelled.  A search for alphabet with a fuzziness of 1 would also find alphaqet.  With a fuzziness of 3, the same search would find both alphaqet and alpkaqet.

You can adjust the level of fuzziness from 1 to 10.  Add fuzziness selectively using the % character.  Examples:

ba%nana Word must begin with ba and have at most one difference between it and banana
b%%anana Word must begin with b and have at most two differences between it and banana

Phonic searching

Finds words that sound alike, like Smythe in a search for Smith.

To search for a word phonically, put a # in front of the word in your search request.  Examples: #smith, #johnson




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  Harmonising Economic and Environmental Objectives of Energy Policy - Phase 1, 2002 (APEC)
... Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Energy Working Group Harmonising economic and environmental objectives of energy policy Phase I (EWG01/2002) Final Report September 2002 Prepared
Relevance Score: 100%Hits: 1901File Size: 2560k
  Development of Analytic Methodologies to Incorporate Renewable Energy in Domestic Energy and Economic Planning, 1999 (APEC)
... Development of Analytic Methodologies to Incorporate Renewable Energy in Domestic Energy and Economic Planning ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technologies Prepared by Duangjai Intarapravich Technology Development Partners October, 1999
Relevance Score: 99%Hits: 1736File Size: 552k


Headline: click here to view a document with source quoted and searched words highlighted (right click to download the file)
The first hits in each document, with a few words of context around each hit (e.g. when you search energy)
Relevance Score: ranked by % of relevance
Hits: number of times the searched words appear in an article
File Size: size of a file in bytes (downloading time varies with file size)