Generally, queries should work as they do in Google with many of the same query parameters supported (if sometimes less completely). Query parameters include: date, site, url, and type. See Query Fields for a more complete list.
Like Google, queries AND terms together so the query
will search for all documents with
To search for all documents that do not include a term, prefix the term
with a minus (or a 'NOT'). For example the query
Pope -Rome will return
search results for documents that include the term
Pope but NOT the
Dates are always GMT and specified using 14 digits in the form
yyyy is a 4 digit year,
mm is a two
digit month (zero-pad if month is single-digit),
HH is two-digit hour,
two-digit minute, and
SS is two-digit seconds.
You cannot search by date alone. You must also supply a term as
part of your query. For example:
will return documents that include the term pope and that were
archived on the 4th of December, 2005 (at midnight).
To specify date ranges, pass two dates separated by a hyphen to the date
field. For example, the query
date:20041204000000-20051204000000 pope will return documents that contain the term "pope" that were
archived between December 4th 2004 and the same day in 2005.
To reorder the search results by date rather than relevance you need to
add the following to the end of the search query in your browser
&sort=date (Later we'll add an advanced search
page to preclude need of direct URL manipulation). For example, a search
using the term
katrina will result generally in an entry in
the location bar of
the browser looking like this:
&sort=date to sort the results by date: E.g.
To sort by descending date order, append
Look for pdfs by adding
url:pdf to your query or