Yes, the search engine checks your search words against all of the words collected from the web site. When a word appears to be misspelled, the search engine looks at all the words it knows and offers you a word that could replace it.
Boolean operators must be typed in UPPER CASE or they will not be recognized as operators.
The Boolean operators 'OR', 'NOT', '-', and '+' may be used in your query.
Using 'AND' is not necessary since all words are searched by default.
The asterisk '*' can be used as a wildcard character.
Use 'OR' when you require only one of the search words to appear in the results. Example: "city OR county"
NOT or -
Use 'NOT' or '-' when you do not want to exclude results that contain a particular term. Examples: "economic development NOT support" or " economic development -support "
Use '*' as a wildcard to search on all words that contain the letters you enter. You must enter a minimum of three letters plus the '*' character. Example: "employ*" would find "employ" or "employer" or "employee"
Use '+' when you require the exact word to appear in all of the results. For multiple words, you must use put a + sign in front of each word that must be exact. Example: search on "+lipitor cholesterol" if you only want to retrieve results with the brand name "Lipitor" and the word "cholesterol", and no results with the generic synonym "Atorvastatin"
There are a few reasons why you could have received this message:
Your word may be misspelled and the search engine can't find a substitute for it. For example, if you had typed in "metakare" when you meant "medicare", the search engine won't be able to recognize it.
The information you are looking for may not be available on this website.
If you have questions or comments, please contact the Appeals Division at 651-431-3600.
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