To perform a search of the entire Grunt! site, simply type the word, words or
phrase that you are looking for into the search box below. A complete help
guide is available for each of the specific search entries. Should you
require more detailed help, then specific
search tips have been provided that will help you refine your search and
aid you in finding exactly what you are looking for.
|| will return instances in which any word you have entered in the
search is found e.g. Viet Cong sappers will return all pages in which
the words Viet, Cong
or sappers occurs.
|| will return instances in which all words entered in the
search are found e.g. armored cavalry troop will only return pages in which the
words armored, cavalry and troop occur.
|| will return instances in which the exact phrase entered in
the search is found e.g. Da Nang airbase will only return those pages in which
the phrase Da Nang airbase occurs.
|Sound Alike Matching
|| selecting this
option allows misspellings of a search word to match words that sound alike
and will return all instances in which the word you have entered in the search,
as well as all instances of similar words, are found e.g Vinh Long and Vihn
This allows you to specify the field in which to search for the words. The
specification can be either all fields, the page title, the page description,
the page keywords, the page body text, or within the page URL.
You can select the number of search results that will be displayed on each page
of search results. The number of results that can be displayed ranges from ranging from
5 to 100 results per page.
Selecting with summaries will give you an
indication of the context in which your search word(s) occur.
Selecting without summaries you will simply be given the page URL in which your search
In order to obtain more specific search results,
try using the following tips:
Make sure your search terms are spelled
correctly. If Sound-Alike Matching is turned on, the search engine will attempt
to find words that sound similar to your search terms, but it is always best to
try to spell the search terms correctly.
Use multiple words when performing your search. The search results will return
more refined results from several words than from a single word. For example,
typing viet cong sappers will return more relevant results than
typing only sappers. (Keep in mind, relevant results are returned
even if they don't contain all query terms.)
The more similar words you use in a search, the more relevant results you will
get back, e.g. bunker fortification trench entrenchment
Capitalize proper nouns. Lowercase words will match any case. For example,
typing infantry will return all pages containing the words infantry,
Infantry, and INFANTRY. However, typing Infantry will
only search for pages containing the capitalised word Infantry.
Use quotation marks to find words which must appear adjacent to each other, for
example, "Viet Cong sappers". Otherwise, the search
results will include the words Viet, Cong and sappers, but not necessarily in that order. The words may
appear anywhere, and in any order, within the page.
Note: quotes can only
be used when the any radio button is selected. Quotes are ignored if
the all or phrase radio button is
plus (+) or minus (-)
Use a plus sign when your search term or phrase must appear in the search
results. Use a minus sign to indicate undesirable term(s). The plus sign tells
the search engine that a certain word or phrase is required in the search
results, and a minus sign indicates that a word or phrase must be absent in the
Note: A phrase must be contained within quotation marks. Leave no spaces between
the plus or minus sign and the term.
Note: plus and minus
can only be used when the any radio button is selected. Plus and
minus are ignored if the Search Form all or phrase radio button is selected.
+"US infantry" will return ONLY those
results in which the phrase US infantry appears.
Field searches allow you to create specific searches for words that appear in a
specific part of a page. A field search can be performed on body text
(body:), title text (title:), alt text (alt:), meta tag description (desc:),
key words (keys:) or URL (url:). The field name should be in lowercase and
immediately followed by a colon. There should be no spaces between the colon and
the search term, e.g. body:viet cong
Note: The field searches can only be followed by a word or phrase. Phrases must
be contained within quotation marks, e.g. desc:"helicopter gun
Note: field names can only be entered before a word or phrase when the any option is selected. Specific field names are ignored if any
other Search Form field is selected in the list box.
Wildcard searches can expand the number of matches for a particular request. The
* ('star') character is used as the wildcard character.
For instance, searching for viet* will find the words vietnam, vietcong,
vietnamese, vietnamisation, and any other word
that starts with viet.
Searching for *her* will find the words here, whether, together,
gathering, and any other word that contains her
anywhere in the word.
Wildcards may be combined with the standard plus (+) and minus (-) modifiers,
quotes for phrases, as well as the field search specifiers.
Example: +wh* -se*ch will find all pages which have a word that starts
with wh and which does not contain a word that starts with se
and ends with ch.
Example: "wh* are" will find the phrases where are, what
are, why are, etc.