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Searching HGfL

The public pages of the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning are indexed by the Google search engine - this index is searchable from any HGfL page.

To search the site you can use the box above, alternatively each element of the search is documented below:

Entering search terms

Finding precisely what you want on the Internet is often related to how well your searches are phrased. The following information should help you to use the HGfL search facility to find what you are looking for and give you an overview of how to phrase your searches.

Search Type

Example

Explanation

Single Keyword

english

 

Returns each page containing the keyword english

Multiple Keywords

english ict

 

Returns each page containing the keyword english AND the keyword ict anywhere within the document.  Same as if you had typed: +english +ict (see Boolean)

Phrase

"ks3 english"

 

Returns each page containing the exact string in quotes, meaning only those pages where ks3 is followed directly by english.

Boolean

+comprehension +mfl -english

 

Returns each page based on the Boolean condition being met.  A plus (+) preceding a keyword indicates that the keyword MUST exist on the page.  A minus (-) preceding a keyword indicates that the keyword MUST NOT exist on the page.

This example shows pages which contain the words comprehension and mfl but do not contain the word english

Wildcard
(Partial Keywords)

comprehen*

 

*ology

 

*log*

 

Returns each page where a keyword exists that either starts with, ends with, or is contained within a particular term.

Therefore, the first example would return any page containing keywords starting with comprehen, such as comprehension, or comprehend, or comprehensive.

The second example would return any page containing keywords ending in ology such as biology, or  psychology,  or escapology.

The third example would return any page containing keywords with log within itself, such as logical, clogged or biology.

Title Search

^english

 

Returns each page containing the  keyword english within the <TITLE> section of the HTML.

URL Search

$ks3

 

Search all indexed URLs within a site including the domain name, directory path, and filename / extension. e.g.

www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/ict/ks3/
www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/english/ks3/news/