In addition to the different content types
, which let you filter for statistics, studies, etc., there are various other functions for narrowing your search.
Searching explained in 3 minutes: how to find what you are looking for
Directly below the search field, in the advanced search section, you can set further preferences regarding sorting, search accuracy and location focus.
- Relevance: displays the most relevant content first (based on a formula which has been specifically developed for this purpose).
- Date of publication: shows the most recently published content first. This is the default sorting when searching for infographics.
- Popularity: shows the most frequently viewed content first.
- When activated, content from your region is prioritized. This means that it ranks higher in your search results.
- When you are logged in, the region specified in your profile will be used. For logged-out users a location based on their individual IP address will be used.
Below the content type filters on the left you can find more filter options.
- Normal: searches for the entered terms by means of an AND connective
- Wide: searches for the entered terms by means of an OR connective
- High: displays only the most relevant results of a search for the entered terms using an AND connective
In addition, you can use Boolean operators
. All available operators are also displayed above the search suggestions as you enter a search term.
The following operators are available:
- Phrase search using “”: Put the search term in quotation marks to search for the exact phrase.
- Excluding terms from your search using !: Put an exclamation mark before a search term to exclude it from the search. The exclamation mark cannot be put before the first term.
- Wildcard search using *: Put an asterisk before or after a search term to search for content which includes this term.
Please note the following when using Boolean operators:
- Spaces are by default interpreted as AND connectives. You can change this via the Search accuracy selection menu.
- &, +, |, AND and OR do not function as search operators