The following material provides helpful advice on using the search engine to effectively find content on the Department of Corrections web site.
You can search our site for subjects you are interested in by entering keywords in the search entry field. You can use combinations of "and", "or", "not" to refine your search. Some examples are given here to show the use of basic searches. If an operator ("and", "or", "not") is not specified, the search assumes you are "anding" the words together. The operators are case sensitive -- use lowercase only.
policy or strategy
The search shown above would retrieve files containing either the words "policy" or "strategy".
policy or strategy not goal
The search shown above would retrieve files containing either the words "policy" or "strategy", then remove the ones that contain the word "goal"
The search above would retrieve files containing "librarian", but also would retrieve files that contained "librarians", "librarianship", etc.
This search engine allows you to query the META data of the HTML pages. The equal sign indicates the presence of a metaName and the search results in all the files where the META tag with NAME="metaName" has CONTENT="... word ...".
In accordance with the eGovernment guidelines (click here to visit website) you can search the META data stored within the HTML pages.
Let's assume a page has the following New Zealand eGovernment Meta Tag.
<META NAME="dc.description" CONTENT="Profile of a Corrections Officer">
A search like the one below would retrieve the page(s) with profile in the description Meta data field, like our example above.
Queries can be also constructed using any of the usual search features, moreover metaName and plain search can be mixed in a single query.
dc.description = (profile or career) not prison
This query will retrieve all the files in which the "dc.description" Meta Tag contains either "profile" or "career" but does not contain the word "prison".
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