Using an Exact Phrase in your Search

You can use IntelliConnect to search for an exact phrase. When you search for an exact phrase, you are searching for all the search terms in the phrase in the exact order in which they appear.

When you want to search using an exact phrase, you simply surround your search expression with quotation marks.

Tip: Make sure you use the double quotation marks character on your keyboard to surround your search expressions when you wish to do an exact phrase search. Copying and pasting quoted phrases from Word or other documents can cause IntelliConnect to treat the quotation marks as part of the search string, rather than as delimiters for the search.

For example, if you want to search for limited liability corporations, but you want to only retrieve results in which all three words are in that exact order, type "limited liability corporations" (including the quotation marks) into the search expression field and click .

Your search results will only include documents that contain the exact phrase - limited liability corporations - as typed between the quotation marks, but will not include results where those terms are separated by other words (i.e. corporations with limited liability).

Tip: If you try and do an exact phrase search that includes a wildcard character (for example "nonpublic utilit*", the wildcard character will be treated as a space or blank character and will not be recognised by IntelliConnect.

You can also search for multiple exact phrases at the same time. For example, if you want to search for misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to trade practices, you simply surround each phrase with quotation marks and join them using the AND connector:

For example, "trade practices" AND "misleading or deceptive"

Your search results will only include documents that contain the exact phrase or phrases as typed between the quotation marks.

Tip: When you search using IntelliConnect, the plural version of a one-word search expression is included in your search results. For example, performing a search for contribution will include contributions. However, the plural version of a multiple word search expression is not automatically included in your search results. For example, performing a search for charitable contribution will not include charitable contributions.

Using Boolean and Proximity Connectors in your search contains more information on targeted search techniques.

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