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Search Tips

Tweak your search for better search results

More words

The more information you provide, the better the results. To return more relevant results, use more words in your search. For example, search "temporary extension licence" instead of just "licence".

Not case sensitive

A search query in lower case, UPPER CASE, oR a CoMBiNAtiOn returns the same search results.

Exact quotes

If you know the exact name or title for what you´re searching, put quotes around the phrase. For example, searching "2009 Annual Report" only returns pages with that exact phrase.

Common words like the/of/it/and

Frequently used "stop words" will be ignored by the search engine. For example, a search for "the temporary extension of a liquor licence" or "temporary extension licence" returns the same results.


A search query can contain words and/or digits (i.e., ‘2009 annual report´ will return more relevant results.


Search engines remove apostrophes from queries, so ‘Sandy´s law´ or ‘Sandys law´ will return the same results.

Accent characters

A search query with accent characters like ‘página´ or ‘pagina´ returns the same results.

Spelling mistakes

A search query with spelling mistakes can cause the dreaded error message ‘No documents found that match your query´ however, smart search engines will make suggestions or will supply ‘Sound-alike´ word or phrase results (i.e., ‘liqour license´ or ‘liquor licence´ returns same results). However, for more relevant results, it's best to check your spelling.

Alternate Words

Search engines will match a search term to its plural and other grammatical word endings (i.e., a search query containing the word ‘purchase´, a search engine will also use ‘purchases´ and ‘purchasing´ to return more relevant results.