Using the Search box
The quickest way to find information in the CSUMB Data Glossary is to look it up directly. On every page there is a search box located in the upper right of the window in the header navigation.
You will also find a search box with the same functionality on the Main Page of the CSUMB Data Glossary.
Enter key words and phrases into the search box and press Enter or Return or click the magnifying glass icon or Search or Look Up button.
If a page has the same title as what you entered, you jump straight to that page. Otherwise, it searches all pages on the CSUMB Data Glossary, and presents a list of pages that matched your search terms, or a message informing you that no page has all the key words and phrases.
When multiple pages have a keyword in a title, they will be listed in the Search results under "Page title matches".
When multiple pages have a keyword on the page, they will be listed in the Search results under "Page text matches".
How the Search box works
- It searches all pages on the wiki with some restrictions.
- The article content is searched in its raw (wikitext) form - i.e., it searches the text that appears in the edit box when a user with edit rights clicks "Edit source", not the rendered page seen on "Read". This means that some content coming from an included template on the page (e.g. the section headers in the metadata box) may not be picked up in search results, although links and values in the metadata box will be picked up in search results.
- The search functionality can be considered to operate on whole words, separated by spaces or other punctuation marks. So if your search term includes the word 'book', the results will not include pages that only have the word 'books' or 'booklet'. And if your search term includes the term 'inter', the results will not include pages that only have the word 'international', but they may include pages that have the term 'inter-national'.
- The search does have additional functionality for wildcard search, so you can use the asterisk * as a wildcard in your search. For example 'acade' will return nothing, but 'acade*' will return any mentions of 'academic'.
- The results will only include pages that contain all the words in your search.
- You can search for a phrase using double quotes. A phrase can be considered to consist of whole words, so the phrase 'Data Oaner' will not be found by a search for "ata Own", but it will be found by a search for "Data Custodian".