Use the refinement panel on the search results page to narrow down the results. When search results are displayed you can filter the results by using the refinement panel. Common refinement options are result type, author and modified date.
Use Boolean operators
Boolean operators are used to narrow or expand the search results. Capitalization usually does not matter in search, except for operators. For Boolean operators to work correctly they need to be written in capitals.
AND - Use AND to narrow your search results. The returned search results include all of the free text expressions.
NOT - Use NOT to narrow your search results. The returned search results don’t include the specified free text expressions or property restrictions.
OR - Use OR to expand your search to include more terms. The returned search results include one or more of the specified free text expressions or property restrictions.
Example: “Project plan” OR “Business Case”
Use a wildcard * if you want to be sure to get variations of the term you are looking for or if you are not sure about the spelling.
Example: Project* to search for all item starting with the word project.
Use double quotes
Use double quotes “” to find exact phrases if you are sure about the phrases.
Example: “Progress report”