Here you’ll find a few tips on how to improve the results of your free text search.



  • Search items can be combined with one or more operators
  • Search items can be written either upper or lower case, but operators must be written upper case
  • If you enter several search items, you will get results in which all of these words appear



ANDReturns results that contain all search items.Parliament AND Bern
NOTReturns results that do not contain the search items following the operator NOT.

Parliament NOT Bern



Returns results that contain one or more of the search items.

Parliament OR Bern

Returns results that contain the exact phrase. Two or more words must be in double inverted commas.

"Internet of Things"


Returns results that may only contain part of a single word.

Parl* returns: Parliament, parliamentary, etc.

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