The search routine looks through the titles of the 27,000 pages of
the GPnotebook database to find matches for your search keywords.
You can type up to 30 characters into the search box and the server
will look for the first three words. A word is defined as a group of
characters separated by a space. Any apostrophes will be deleted.
Initially GPnotebook looks for page titles which contain the whole
search keywords. The hits are sorted according to how many of the search
items are present in the title, for example if a page title contains
three of the search items then it is placed above a page with a title
containing only two of the search items. Pages are also sorted according
to how "hot" the pages is. Red indicates "very hot"
and these pages come at the top of the hits page, green indicates "medium
hot" and blue indicates "less hot".
If the server cannot find any matches for the whole search keywords
it then takes the first search item and asks do any of the pages titles
begin with those characters. For example if you type "osteo"
then it will find pages including "osteoporosis".
If all the above fail to yield a response then you are directed to
the appropriate page of the A to Z index.
A feature of GPnotebook which may help you orientate yourself
within the data hierarchy is the Xlink (crosslink) button. This
allows you to see which pages reference the current page, that
is it allows you to travel up (rather than down) the hierarchy
Good luck and enjoy reading the GPnotebook database.