Search the CMS-Templates and CMS - Carnegie Mellon University

Search

The CMS offers Basic and Advanced Search tools that allow you to search your site.

Basic Search

Follow these steps to use the Basic Search feature:

  1. Select System Menu > Search > Basic from the main menu.

    Basic Search
  2. In the Search field, enter the term or phrase that you would like to search for and click Submit to perform the search.
  3. The search results containing the term or phrase are listed as hyperlinks.

Advanced Search

Advanced Search offers a more fine-tuned search capability than the basic search, and is based on the asset name, asset path, asset contents, asset metadata fields, and/or asset types.  In addition to the standard search term field, Advanced Search includes check boxes to select types of content to search for, and can be used to filter asset types and search for metadata fields.

Follow these steps to use the Advanced Search feature:

  1. Select System Menu > Search > Advanced from the main menu.

    Advanced Search
  2.  Enter the search information according to how you'd like to perform the search.

    Advanced Search
    • Asset Name – The name of the asset being searched.
    • Content – The information contained within the asset.
    • Metadata – The metadata information associated with the asset.
    • Asset Types - Include or omit assets to include in your search.
  3. Click Submit to perform the search.

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. The CMS supports OR, AND, and NOT as Boolean operators. Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS.

OR

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two or more terms and produces matching search results if any of the terms exists in an asset.

Example: A search for Carnegie Mellon University will produce search results that contain any of the terms requested (i.e., Carnegie OR Mellon OR University).

AND

The AND operator produces matching search results where multiple search terms exist in an asset (you may also use a "+" in front of a term to make it required).

Example: A search for Carnegie AND Mellon AND University will produce search results containing all terms requested (i.e., all terms are required).

NOT

The NOT operator excludes assets that contain the term after NOT (you may also use a "-" in front of a term to exclude it from searches).

Example: A search for Carnegie Mellon University NOT "Silicon Valley" will exclude assets that contain the term "Silicon Valley."

Hint: Use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase containing multiple terms (e.g., "Carnegie Mellon University Qatar").