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Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry, Todd C. Bleeker, Bill English, Olga M. Londer

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Executing a Search Query

In the last exercise, you executed a search query to familiarize yourself with search-specific interfaces. However, there is more to executing a query than entering a single word. To find the information you really need, you might need to enter more than one query term. It stands to reason that the more query terms you enter, the more discriminating your query becomes, thereby producing a more focused result set.

Search queries can be comprised of any of the following items.

  • Single word

  • Multiple words

  • Single phrase in quotes

  • Multiple phrases in quotes

For example, if you search the phrase oak furniture, the result set contains only those content items containing the words oak furniture. If a document contains the words oak chest ...

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