GUIDE TO SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION ON COMMUNITY CARE INFORM
The quick search is a simple and fast way to find the information you need. However, depending on your search words, the quick search may return a very large set of results due to the amount of information on Community Care Inform.
The following tips will help you get the most out of the quick search:
Enter the word(s) or phrase(s) (up to 50 characters) that you require in the quick search box (see below for an example).
Use upper or lower case - searching is not case sensitive.
Omit most punctuation as it will not be recognised.
Use double "quote marks" to enclose a phrase (see below for an example). Use this method of searching when you want to find specific information related to your search query, or you want to pull back documents containing an exact phrase.
If you enter multiple words without using quote marks, quick search will look for all your search words in any order in the same document. So, for example, if you search for parental mental health and substance misuse, the search will return all documents that contain these words. It will prioritise documents that contain these words as part of the heading.
Common words such as "a", "the" or "it" are automatically stripped out of all searches.
Hit the "Go" button - the results of your search will be displayed on a new page.
Depending on which "tab" you are on (ie: All; Guides; Research; Legislation; Case Law or Key Documents), you will have the "Sort by” dropdown to reorder the search results in the following ways [see example below]:
The following tips will help you get the most out of your search results:
- Date – most recently published article.
- Relevance – articles listed in order of relevance to your search term.
Use the page number list that appears at the bottom of the search results page to move to the next or previous page of results, or to select a specific page. [see example below]
Use the tabs at the top of the search page to define different types of article (ie: Guides/ Case Law. The tabs will list the number of articles that have been returned. If there are no relevant articles to match your search, the tab will display 0. [see example below]
Use the Show…Results numbers to determine how many results appear on your page (10 or All). [see example below]
When in an article use CTRL F, and insert your search term, to locate all references to your term. [see example below]