Guide to Use
What does the Advanced Search do ?
You can narrow or expand your search by the using the 'Advanced Search' page.
This can be done in a number of ways.
This is known as Boolean searching. It allows you to either extend or narrow your searches.
'And' allows you to search for records that contain two or more words that you specify.
Searching for 'Worthing' and 'Chichester' will only find records in which both words occur.
Records with just the word 'Worthing' or 'Chichester' will be excluded.
'Or' allows you to search for records that contain any of the words that you specify. Searching for
'Worthing' or 'Chichester' will find records that contain either or both of these words.
'Not' allows you to search for records that can exclude a particular word. Searching for
'Worthing' not 'Chichester' will find records that contains the word 'Worthing' but do not contain the word 'Chichester'. You do need to be careful using not because you have
to be clear about what word you are looking for and what word you want to leave out and
put them in the right order.
'Worthing' not 'Chichester' is a different search to
'Chichester' not 'Worthing'.