Codes on the Internet
Searching the InfoBase
Searching the InfoBase (Using the Query
All text within the Internet InfoBase
document is searchable using the Query function, which can be
accessed from anywhere within the document.
begin a search, click on the Query Button
at the lower left side of the screen.
the "Search For" box, type the word, words
or phrases you would like to find.
refine your search:
more than one word, leaving a space between each
word. The search results will display segments of
text containing all the words keyed in the "Search
For" box. For example, keying the words
"contractors licenses fees" will find segments
of text containing all three terms.
more than on word, placing either the word
"or" or a "|" symbol between each
word (i.e. powers or duties, powers | duties). The
search results will display segments of text containing
each of the words as found separately in the document.
quotation marks to identify a precise phrase to be found
within the document. For instance, key
"handicapped parking" to find places in the
text where the exact phrase is used.
an asterisk to do a wildcard search. For example,
key "salar*" to locate variations of the word
salary (i.e. salary, salaries, salaried, etc.)
on the Search Button
to activate the document query.
[Note: There are two Search Buttons on this
screen. Use either one to begin search]
the search has been processed, look at the "Results
Map" box. It will display the number of
places within the text containing the search terms which
have been keyed in the "Search For" box.
the "Results Map" box, changeable "Display
Options" are available. Choose one of the
three options by clicking on the box beside each choice.
viewing options are available:
directly to those locations within the document where the
search terms can be found by clicking and marking the box
next to the "Records with Hits only"
option. Click the "Document" button
at the top of the screen to go to the first
only a list of headings of the locations within the
document containing the search terms by clicking and
marking the box next to the "Headings with Hits"
option. The list that appears can be expanded or
contracted by either clicking on the level-heading number
bar above the list, or by clicking on the "+"
(expand) or "-" (contract) signs next to
each heading. The numbers to the left of each
heading represent the number of instances where the search
terms can be found within that segment of the document.
View the headings list by clicking once on the "Contents"
button at the top of the screen. The search terms
are identified in the listing by left- and right-pointing
arrow markers. Link to a chosen segment of text by
double-clicking on that heading.
the list of headings, view more of the text around each
search term (giving a more detailed sense of context for
that segment of the document) by choosing the "Words
Around Hits" option. Within this
choice, the user can also choose how many words should be
displayed by changing the number value in the "Words"
box to the right of the option.
To properly execute the query, always press the "Search"
button before clicking on either the "Document"
or "Contents" buttons.]
inside the document, click on the "Next Hit"
button to go to the next mention of the search term.
Click on the "Previous Hit" button to
return to the search term in the previous record.
[Note: Clicking on the "Previous or
"Next" buttons will navigate the user to
the previous or next page in the document, which may or may
not contain a search hit.]
clear the highlighted search items while in the InfoBase
document, click on the "Clear Query"
[Note: Clicking on the "Clear Query"
button on the Query page will clear the search terms for the
"Search For" box to allow new words to be
keyed in for another search.]
return form anywhere within the InfoBase document to the
Query search listing of headings, click on the "Contents"