The * character is a wild card character. It can be used in both Exact Match searches and Advanced searches. It can be substituted for any other character or characters. For example, if you enter:
The system will return documents belonging to Benjamin Franklin, Ben Frank, and Bennie Frankenstein. This can be useful if you are unsure about spelling.
Advanced Search Operators
Performing Advanced searches will return documents containing any of the words you entered. By using certain modifiers, or operators, you can focus your search.
The + operator tells the system that this word must appear in the document. For example, if you enter:
The system will documents belonging to Benjamin Franklin, but not Franklin Roosevelt, because Benjamin must appear in the document.
The - operator tells the system that this word must NOT