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10 Quick Tips to Help You Master Using NTP Search

  1. Don’t worry about capitalizing your search terms. A search for “mchm” is the same as “MCHM.”
  2. Use the checkboxes in the side panel to narrow your results.
  3. Use quotation marks to search for a phrase instead of separate words (e.g. BSC “BPA Peer Review”).
  4. Ignore words in your search by using a minus sign (e.g. BPA –plastic).
  5. Add words to your search by using a plus sign (e.g. pathology +table).
  6. Use an asterisk as a placeholder for unknown terms (e.g. BSC * review).
  7. Use 'and' to find pages and documents containing multiple search terms (e.g. hair dye and cancer).
  8. Use 'or' to find pages and documents that contain either of your search terms (e.g. MCHM or “West Virginia”).
  9. Checkboxes in the same group have an “OR” relationship. For example, you could select “Reports & Publications” and “BSC” in the same group to receive results that are from Reports & Publications or the BSC.
  10. Checkboxes in separate groups have an “AND” relationship. For example, you could select a range under “Year” and “Excel” under “Formats” to receive results of all Excel files from 2010-2016.