How to Search This Site
NOTE: The search engine links below will open in a new window.
How to maximize search results
In the sample searches that follow, note that the www prefix was omitted from the website address. You will find that by conducting the search in this fashion you will obtain a greater number of results than you would when using the prefix.
Search a single word on a page
Example: supply [this search is designed to produce all pages with this word on them]
Search two or more words on a page
Example: loaves fishes [to search more than two words, just keep adding the words with a space between each word; this search is designed to produce all pages containing every word listed]
Search either one word or another on a page
Example: apostles|disciples [the | character functions as the word "or" in the search; this search is designed to produce all pages containing one word or the other; in this example, a page might be found with only apostles on it, another with only disciples on it, and another might have both words on it, since a valid result is one word or the other]
Search an exact phrase on a page
Example: "every human need" [the quotation marks require the search results to contain the exact words quoted; this search is designed to produce all pages with this phrase]
Search by eliminating a word
Example: wheat -tares [Suppose you search the single word wheat and you get many more results than you thought you wanted. Then you realize that several of the pages refer to the wheat and the tares. It is not tares that interest you at the moment. To eliminate tares, you would put a minus sign directly before the word (-tares). CAUTION: With this type of search in particular, you have to realize that there may be unintended consequences of your actions. When searching for the absence of a word, the search engine will look to make sure it doesn't appear anywhere on the page. And why is that a potential problem? Because the result that you want may be on the page in exactly the way you want it, within the context of a few lines or a few paragraphs, but the word you don't want may also appear on the page, in a different context, triggering the elimination of this page amongst the search results. Thus "a good candidate" for your attention will be eliminated because of the way you constructed the search. Therefore this type of search may at times require a bit more thought than other types.]
You can also mix and match the above techniques: search for a single word and a set of one word or another on the same page; search an exact phrase and a single word on the same page; search one word and another and also an exact phrase on the same page; etc.
The important point to be observed from the examples above is that, in order to search this site exclusively, the last item in the search box should be the following: site:cslectures.org . Omit the prefix www (as just shown) for optimal results.