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This article is an advanced look at the search operators used in the search bar on For an introduction to all search capabilities including filtering search results and finding similar data start with the article on finding data.

There is a lot of information on, and finding just the data resource that you're looking for can be a daunting task. Fortunately the robust search options available with the search engine enable you to craft just the right search string to find what you're looking for. From the search bar (located at the top of your homepage and on many other pages), you can search for an entire phrase or for matches on single words. Additionally, you can qualify your search with various operators or perform complex searches combining operators.