Use “Quick Search” for simple searches such as finding a person’s email address or primary entity. Enter one or more terms and the records matching your search term(s) will be displayed in the Results list. You always have access to quick search in the upper right corner of the main page.
Quick Search for people searches names and all public addresses. It checks the following fields for your search term(s):
For each address (e.g. Work, or Home):
Quick Search for entities searches the following fields:
- Name (of entity)
Quick search for documents searches the following fields:
- Text – the entire text of e.g., a module or review
Quick search is not case sensitive. You do not need to use any punctuation to separate search terms, e.g., search for ‘Mike Clarke’ or ‘Clarke Mike’ – not ‘Clarke, Mike’. You can use punctuation if it is part of the term you are searching for, e.g., ‘Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care’.
To do a Quick Search
- Enter one or more search terms in the Quick Search box, e.g., first name and country.
- To search for:
- People, click or press the Enter key
- Documents, click or press Ctrl-D
- Entities, click or press Ctrl-E.
- Your results will be displayed under Results on the Search tab.
Tip: You can also search on part of a word, e.g, ‘denm’ for Denmark or ‘rington’ for Hetherington
Quick Search is also available from the Search tab, where you have the additional option of choosing whether to Match all terms or Match any terms. Match all terms (the default) is like using AND between terms; it will identify records that include all of the search terms. Match any terms is like using OR between terms; it will identify records that include at least one of the search terms.