The search facility is located in the left hand panel, click on the word search and type in either a word or a string of words (with spaces between) into the search box.
Note that words used in searching for resources can relate to all three key information fields relating to a resource - the title of the resource, the description of the resource or the keywords of the resource. The default setting is for all of these information fields to be include in the search. However, these can be de-selected by clicking on the tick boxes.
Basic searching in the Toolkit
Once the results of your search have been displayed you are then able to filter them down using a filter option. This short video demonstrates how to use the search facility. Download a PDF with step-by-step instructions on how to do a basic search.
Basic searching in the university Toolkit (2 min 42 secs)
The search is not case sensitive.
Certain words are ignored by the search facility such as ‘and’, ‘the’, ‘if’, ‘on’, ‘it’, because there are many instances of these words.
By default, the Toolkit performs a Boolean OR search on the words you type in so try to keep them to a minimum. The Toolkit can be forced to perform a Boolean AND search by enclosing your words in double quotes “”.
A search for Health and Safety will return all the resources in the Toolkit that contain the words HealthORSafety
A search for "Health and Safety" (with the double quotes) will return all the resources in the Toolkit that contain the words HealthANDSafety
Advanced searching in the university Toolkit
This short video demonstrates how to use the advanced search facility.
Advanced searching in the university Toolkit (3 min 43 secs)
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