You can search to find files within a collection page and in All Files. The search function searches title, filename, description and keywords.

Stemming is applied to words searched on. This means common roots of words are used when searching. For example, “dogs” will match “dog” and “barking” will match “barked.”

Substring searching within a word is not supported. This means your search must start with the beginning of the word.  For example, a file is named NBD4600. The file will match a search of “NBD” or “NBD46” but not “4600.”

Prefix searching is supported for file titles only. This means you can type in the start of a word and it will return results with that same start of the word. If you type in multiple words, only the last one will be prefix searched. For example, a file title is “Biggest Airplane.” The file will match a search of “bigge” or “biggest airp” but not matched by “bigge airp.”

If using prefix searching, search for at least three letters that you know the word starts with. Two letters or fewer cannot be efficiently used to locate files. For example, a file is titled “cute puppy.” You can search “cute” or “pup” but not “cu.”

When searching for multiple words in the title, the words need to be in the order in which they appear in the title and without word in between. For example, a file titled “A cute puppy in a field” can be found by “A cute puppy” but not “puppy field” or “pup in a field.”

When searching for multiple words in description or keywords, any files that contain at least one of the words in either description or keywords will be returned.