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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.

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Match:  Any word All words Exact phrase
Sound-alike matching
Within: 
Show:   results   summaries

Match
Any word 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.
All words 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.
Exact Phrase 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 Long.

Within
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.

Show
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.

Summaries
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 word(s) occur.

In order to obtain more specific search results, try using the following tips:

Check spelling
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
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.)

Use similar words
The more similar words you use in a search, the more relevant results you will get back, e.g. bunker fortification trench entrenchment

Use appropriate capitalization
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
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 selected.

Use 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 search results.

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.

Example: +"US infantry" will return ONLY those results in which the phrase US infantry appears.

Use field searches
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:), meta tag 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 ship"

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.

Use wildcards
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.

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