Advanced Database Search

The Boolean Search and Full Text Search allow results to be ranked by relevance, and better specified through the use of operators.


The available operators are:

  • +     +someWord    Must include
  •       -someWord    Must not include
  • “”    “some phrase of words”     Exact Phrase
  • ><   >someWord <someOtherWord    Rank greater or less than
  • ~      ~someWord     Push down in search ranking
  • ()     +(someWord someOtherWord)    Must includes “this” or “that”, may be nested or used with any operator


  • +(>someWord <(someOtherWord someOtherWord) ) -someOtherWord “a phrase of words”