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Although a query can be as simple as a word or phrase, the corresponding results may prove to be overwhelming. Utilizing the tips on this page allows you to narrow your query and focus the results.

Ignored words. The most frequently used English words and numbers from 1 to 9 may, if entered as keywords, cause the search engine to reject an otherwise valid search request. Such words include a, an, the, you, this, that, or, under, in, etc. If you receive a message regarding ignored words, simply try again using different words.

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AND

Searches for occurrences of words on the same page.

Child AND Support
Looks for the words Child and Support on the same page.


NEAR

Searches for the occurrence of words close to each other.

Child NEAR Support
Looks for the words Child and Support on the same page but unlike AND, the closer the words are to one another, the higher the ranking on the page.


AND NOT

Excludes certain words from your search.

Child AND NOT Support
Returns pages with the word Child but not Child Support.


OR

Searches for occurrences of either one word or another.

Child OR Support
Returns pages with the word Child or Support or both.


*

Searches for words with the same prefix.

Man*
Returns pages with occurrences of Man, Manhole, Manager, Management, etc.


Searches for the complete phrase

“Child Support”
Returns pages with the complete phrase Child Support.


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