Broxbourne Council Search Engine Help
How the Broxbourne Council search
All Broxbourne Council web pages
have a search engine box in the top-right corner.
The search engine is a computer
program which reads all the text of every web page published on
this site. By typing a word into the search engine box, and either
clicking on the adjacent 'Search' button, or pressing <ENTER>
on your keyboard (or equivalent), you can find every occurrence of
that word within the Broxbourne Council web site.
The council's search engine is
supplied by immediacy and maintained in-house. The information
below describes how to get the most from this utility.
Using Broxbourne Council
It's easy to use Broxbourne Council
Search. Just type your query terms in the box provided and then
'Search'. You can use single terms or type in a whole sentence or
phrase but try to use discriminating terms that are likely to be
within the text of the documents you are searching for.
Broxbourne Council Search will find
documents containing as many of these words and phrases as
possible, ranked so that the documents most relevant to your query
are presented first. Don't worry about missing a document because
it doesn't have one of the terms in your query because Council
Search returns relevant results even if they don't contain all
Your Search Results
Once you have submitted your query
Council Search will return a page of results. You will see the
title of the document (if it has one) and a brief summary that is
likely to indicate what the document is about. The title is a link
direct to the actual document.
Additional information about each
document is also displayed on the results page. The percentage
relevance of each document to the query you entered, the last
modified date of the document and the documents location.
By default, results are sorted by
their relevance to the specified query. Using the "sort by date"
link displays the results sorted by their last modified date. The
"sort by relevance" link will reverse this process.
To see more results in the
available screen space, use the "hide summaries" link. To reverse
the process, use the "show summaries" link.
You refine your search results by
following the "Advanced Search" link. This take you to page of
options for searching for words or phrases in the main body of the
document, or just the title, or from hidden keywords.
You can also limit your search to
documents modified within specified date ranges, and you can choose
how may results to show on each page.