What words to use in queries
To use specific words is a
very effective way to find the documents you are looking for.
These words can be special terms, geografic names, people's names and so
on. For instance, PCMCIA, Liverpool, Britney Spears.
Idioms and Word Combinations
There are a lot of set phrases and word
combinations in your speech as well as in your documents, so building more-than-one-word
queries works fantastic in getting high quality
To get even better results, use double
quote marks or proximity operators (see Query Language).
For instance, for the query
"computer peripheral" diskMETA retrieves documents relevant
to the subject omitting common computer related materials.
What if a query does not return the results you expect
If you get no results or they are not
accurate, you should reformulate your query (i.e. try using synonyms or other
keywords that may suit your query better).