Search Tips

WOODWEB's search engine helps you find documents on this website. Here's how it works: you tell WOODWEB's search service what you're looking for by typing in keywords, phrases, or questions in the search box. WOODWEB's search service responds by giving you a list of all the Web pages at our site relating to those topics. The product information will appear at the top of the results (Companies are listed in aplphabetical order), followed by reference material. The reference material is sorted by relevence, with the "best" hits at the top of the list. Links at the top of the search results page allow you to choose between product results and reference results.

How To Use:

  1. Type your keywords in the search box.
  2. Press the "go" button to start your search.

An Overview........

"All Terms" Vs. "Any Term"
Choosing "All Terms" will display results containing *all* the individual words entered in the text field, regardless of where the individual words occur in the actual page result. Choosing "Any Term" will display results containing *any* of the individual words entered in the text field.

Example - entering dust pipe as a search term, and choosing "All Terms" will display pages that contain *both* words: dust *and* pipe. Entering the same term dust pipe and choosing "Any Term" will display pages that contain *either* word: dust *or* pipe.

Generally speaking, searches using "All Terms" provide more specific results.

What is a phrase?
You can link words and numbers together into phrases if you want specific words or numbers to appear together in your result pages. If you want to find an exact phrase, use "double quotation marks" around the phrase when you enter words in the search box.

Example: To find information about curly maple, type: "curly maple" in the search box.

To narrow your search even further, enter two phrases, with "double quotation marks" around *each* phrase.

Example: To find information about curly maple that was written by Gene Wengert (The Wood Doctor), type: "curly maple" "Gene Wengert" in the search box.

Expand your search using wildcards (*):

By typing an * at the end of a keyword, you can search for the word with multiple endings.

Example: Typing lat* will find: lathes, latex, later, and latest.