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Search help

The search routine looks through the titles of the 27,000 pages of the GPnotebook database to find matches for your search keywords.

You can type up to 30 characters into the search box and the server will look for the first three words. A word is defined as a group of characters separated by a space. Any apostrophes will be deleted.

Initially GPnotebook looks for page titles which contain the whole search keywords. The hits are sorted according to how many of the search items are present in the title, for example if a page title contains three of the search items then it is placed above a page with a title containing only two of the search items. Pages are also sorted according to how "hot" the pages is. Red indicates "very hot" and these pages come at the top of the hits page, green indicates "medium hot" and blue indicates "less hot".

If the server cannot find any matches for the whole search keywords it then takes the first search item and asks do any of the pages titles begin with those characters. For example if you type "osteo" then it will find pages including "osteoporosis".

If all the above fail to yield a response then you are directed to the appropriate page of the A to Z index.

A feature of GPnotebook which may help you orientate yourself within the data hierarchy is the Xlink (crosslink) button. This allows you to see which pages reference the current page, that is it allows you to travel up (rather than down) the hierarchy of pages.

Good luck and enjoy reading the GPnotebook database.


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