Records Control Schedules
Tip 1: Use Phrases in Quotes
Example: "audit files"
When surrounded by quotation marks, the words are treated as a phrase and only pages with the exact phrase "audit files" will appear in results. This is the most powerful query refinement technique.
Tip 2: Use a Plus (+) or Minus (-) Sign to Require or Reject Words
Example: audit files +system -withdrawn
You can reject words with the minus (-) sign.
In the example, no documents with the word "withdrawn" will appear on the results page unless a search engine is programmed to make them appear above the regular results list.
Tip 3: Combine Tips 1, 2
Example: audit files +"Internal Revenue Service" +system
Tip 4: Spell Out All Acronyms
Example: Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Tip 5: Searching by Job Number
RG-0125: Office of the Judge Advocate General (Navy)