How search terms work
If you search using more than one word, the search is split so that each word is searched for separately. The search engine will only return those courses that have all the words you have requested. But you can refine the search further to get a more relevant result, as shown below:
If you surround a few words in quote marks (") then they will be considered together as one single phrase.
example: "hand washing"
This is useful when you want to find specific phrases. Without the quote marks this search would look for pages that had both 'hand' and 'washing' in them but not necessarily together as one phrase which might means you get pages back that aren't specifically about 'hand washing'
Using ORIf you want to search for a variety of terms and phrases but don't necessarily want every one to have to be present to match then you can do so by entering OR in between each phrase or term.
example: Hygiene OR Sharps
Wildcard searchesYou can use wildcards within your search query. 2 different types are supported.
To add a single character wildcard use a ?.
This would match test and text.
Multiple characterTo add a multiple character wildcard use a *.
This would match test, tests, tester, tested, and so on.
You can also use this in the middle of a term.
Mixing it up
You can use the tips above together in any combination.
example: "hand washing" OR te?t OR "test* role"