What types of 'Advanced Search' can I perform?
Most of the time, you’ll find exactly what you were looking for with the use of a basic query or by refining your original query using the search again function. However, if you still need to refine your query, the Advanced Search option fields shown below are also available.
‘All’ of the words
This will return results that contain all of the search words you have nominated. A search on ‘All’ of the words can be used with all collection tabs and is the default search.
The exact phrase
This will only return results containing a phrase or all of the words entered in that exact sequence. For example, if you were to type in 'foreign affairs', your search would contain all results with the term ‘foreign affairs’. Without using an exact phrase, the search would be for all documents with the word ‘foreign’ that also contain the word ‘affairs’ (the two words not necessarily appearing next to each other). A search for an exact phrase search can be used with all collection tabs.
Without the words
This excludes results that contain the entered search words or phrase. For example, you are looking for items relating to tax rebates but not interested in results relating to business. In this case, your basic search would be for ‘tax rebate’ without the word ‘business'. A search without the words can be used with all collection tabs.
This searches within a nominated domain name. For example you may wish to search for records containing only the phrase ‘tax rebate’ but only within the Australian Taxation Office site whose domain name is www.ato.gov.au. A search within This Domain can only be used with the ‘All’, ‘Australian Government Websites’, or ‘State, Territory and Local Govt Websites’ collection tabs.
This is used to locate a specific document file type. Choose from a drop-down list if you are searching for a particular file type, for example a Word document or Excel spreadsheet.