Family Support On-Line Manuals Search Instructions Developed by the DCBS Training Branch in conjunction with the Division for Family Support August, 2004. To proceed, please press Enter.
Developed by the DCBS Training Branch in conjunction with the Division for Family Support
To proceed, please press Enter
The search engine for the online manuals is now operational. This tutorial will show you how to do the following:
The Simple Search
This should look familiar to all users as it is the opening page of the Family Support on-line policy manuals.
To search, you can click the appropriate volume from this page OR you can enter a word, words, or phrase into the search field.
We conduct a simple search by entering search words such as self employment in the search field, then clicking the “GO” button. The search engine will search every volume for the words “self employment”.
Users may scroll down to the bottom of the page to see additional pages of returned links
One problem with simple searches is that they will return all instances of the term entered. In this case, 8 pages of links were returned.
If this selection does not meet the users needs, the user can simply try again.
To return to the search function click the BACK button rather than closing the window. Closing the window will log you out of the policy manuals altogether.
The Advanced Search
The Advanced Search Link is located at the top of each page that shows returned links from your simple search
Clicking the advanced search button brings up this screen. Whatever word, words, or phrase you were using while conducting the simple search will be carried over to the top box.
Box 1 will search all volumes for the word self and the word employment.
Using this box alone is very much like running the simple search. The results should be the same.
Search a specific volume
In this example the parameters are set to search for self-employment in Volume II, Food Stamp Program
We chose MS 5320 as an example.
In this example the search engine will search through every manual for the words paternity or established.
The search engine hit on paternity and it also hit on established.
Disregard Certain Volumes
The search engine can be instructed to skip searching in certain volumes.
In this example we are telling the search engine to find the words verifytimely and specifically not to look in Volume IVA Medicaid and State Supplementation.
It searched for verify OR timely and excluded Volume IVA.
You can also exclude multiple volumes. In this example Volume III and Volume IIIA will be skipped during the search for paternity or established.
However you will notice that Volume III and Volume IIIA have been excluded.
To display all of the results click on the underscored part of the message.
Desktop Short Cut
click FILE, then SEND, then SHORTCUT TO DESKTOP.
This tutorial was created by DCBS Training Branch in conjunction with CHFS Division of Family Support.
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