Using Boolean Searching:

When searching you may want to use more advanced search options such as Boolean searching.

Examples:

To find all results containing "sea" and "ocean" use:

     sea AND ocean

To find all results containing "sea" but not "ocean" use:

     sea NOT ocean

To find all results containing "sea" or "ocean", and also "lake" use:

     (sea OR ocean) AND lake

Note: the use of brackets controls the order of operation. For example, the following order of the use of the brackets would return results containing "sea" or containing "ocean" and "lake":

     sea OR (ocean AND lake)

Using Wildcards:

Another option for searching for a Lesson Plan Activity is the use of Wildcards:

Sea? - matches seas and seat but not sea

Sea* - matches seas and seas and seat but also sea, search, seam and any other combination starting with sea

Sea[st] - matches seas and seat but not seam, sea or search. This search approach results in matches for anyone of the characters within the square brackets.

Sea{m,rch} - matches seam and search but not seat, seas or sea. This search approach results in matches for all patterns separated by commas contained in the curly braces.

Sea[^st] - matches seam and search but not seas and seat. Placing specific characters inside the square brackets preceded by the carrot symbol (^) will result in matches that will not include the characters that are inside the brackets.

Sea[a-z] - matches every possible combination of sea followed by a single letter including seas, seam, seat and seals. Use a range of characters inside square brackets added to the key search word.