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To find information about a topic, simply type in a few keywords. The more detailed your query, the more relevant your results.

Our search engine also comes with some advanced capabilities to help you find exactly what you're looking for. These capabilities are best shown with a few examples:

Translated: require adjustable, require glides
Finds "adjustable", "adjustable glides", and "adjustable and tubular glides".

Translated: forbid glides, require adjustable
Finds "adjustable", "adjustable fittings", and lowercase "adjustable".
Does not find "adjustable glides" nor "glides, adjustable".

Translated: prefer adjustable, require glides
Finds "glides", "adjustable glides", and "adjustable".
Documents with both terms appear higher in the list.

Translated: require the phrase "adjustable glides"
Finds "adjustable glides".
Does not find "glides, adjustable" nor "adjustable levelers and glides".

Translated: require glides (case insensitive), require words starting with "adjust"
Finds "adjustable glides", "glides, adjustable", "glides can be adjusted".
The asterisk is a wildcard representing any four or fewer characters.

Translated: require Adjustable (case sensitive), require tubular, forbid glides, prefer levelers
First lists "Adjustable and tubular of levelers", then "Adjustable levelers".
Does not list lowercase "tubular glides", nor forbidden "Adjustable and tubular glides".

Translated: ignores common words like where, is, and the - requires words containing "bracket"
Finds "bracket", "brackets", and "bracketed".
To suppress the ignore feature, use quotes, as in "Where is the *bracket*?".

Note on case sensitivity - only words or phrases containing an upper case character will be treated as case sensitive. A search on "usa" will match "Usa", "USA", and "usA", while the term "USA" matches only its uppercase version.

The asterisk is a powerful search tool, but has some limitations. It cannot span words - that is, the query "powerfu*earch" would not match the first sentence of this paragraph - and it can represent at most four letters or numbers. To avoid overly broad searches, the asterisk can only be used in words or phrases which have at least three alpha-numeric characters. A search for "th*" would be ignored.