This search engine helps you find documents at Classical Net. Here's how it works: you tell the search engine what you're looking for by typing in keywords, phrases, or questions in the search box. The search service responds by giving you a list of all the pages at our site relating to those topics. The most relevant content will appear at the top of your results.
How To Use:
Here's an example:
However, you will notice that the search above found all pages that contained the words mozart, piano, or concerto. To narrow the search further there are two strategies. The first is to make the search include only pages that have all three search terms on them. That example would look like this:
Once again you may notice that numerous results were returned that might not be relevant, as this search looked for any occurance of any of the terms, no matter where they appeared. The second strategy involves looking for a specific phrase. That example would look like this:
Care should be taken with the exact phrase match as the results will be very specific, and perhaps not catch every instance. For example, this last search will not find a page that only contains the phrase "Mozart's piano concertos", or "Mozart concerto for piano", etc. For more info on matching, see the "Simple Tips for More Exact Searches" section below.
Tip: Don't worry if you find a large number of results. In fact, use more than a couple of words when searching. Even though the number of results will be large, the most relevant content will always appear at the top of the result pages.
More Basics - An Overview
Here's a quick overview of the rest of our Basic Help. Just click on the links to jump to these sections.
What is an Index?
Webster's dictionary describes an "index" as a sequential arrangement of material. Our index is a large, growing, organized collection of web pages at Classical Net. When you use our search service, you search the entire collection using keywords or phrases.
What is a Word?
When searching, think of a word as a combination of letters and numbers. The search service needs to know how to separate words and numbers to find exactly what you want on the Internet. You can separate words using white space and tabs.
What is a Phrase?
You can link words and numbers together into phrases if you want specific words or numbers to appear together in your result pages. If you want to find an exact phrase, use "double quotation marks" around the phrase when you enter words in the search box.
Example #1: To find lyrics by the King, type "you ain't nothing but a hound dog" in the search box. You can also create phrases using punctuation or special characters such as dashes, underscore lines, commas, slashes, or dots.
Example #2: Try searching for 1-800-999-9999 instead of 1 800 999 9999. The dashes link the numbers together as a phrase.
Simple Tips for More Exact Searches
Searches are case insensitive. Searching for "Bach" will match the lowercase "bach" and uppercase "BACH".
By default, all searches are accent insensitive as well. Accent sensitivity relates to Latin characters like õ.
Including or excluding words:
To make sure that a specific word is always included in your search topic, place the plus (+) symbol before the key word in the search box. To make sure that a specific word is always excluded from your search topic, place a minus (-) sign before the keyword in the search box.
Example: To find recipes for cookies with oatmeal but without raisins, try "recipe cookie +oatmeal -raisin".
Expand your search using wildcards (*):
By typing an * at the end of a keyword, you can search for the word with multiple endings.
Example: Try wish*, to find wish, wishes, wishful, wishbone, and wishy-washy.
Searching for web addresses:
If your search term is a URL, like "http://www.yahoo.com/", some search engines will redirect you directly to the URL. To avoid this behavior, and do an actual search with the URL as the search term, enclose the URL in double-quotes.
Fancy Features for Typical Searches
You can search more than just text. Here are all of the other ways you can search on the net:
Finds pages that contain the specified text in any part of the page other than an image tag, link, or URL. The search text:concerto would find all pages with the term concerto in them.
Finds pages that contain the specified word or phrase in the page title (which appears in the title bar of most browsers). The search title:Bach would find pages with Bach in the title.