Help with your search
What can I search?
Welcome to the all new English Subject Centre site search help page. It is now easier to search:
- the Web pages, word documents and PDF documents that are on this main site and our sister sites from one place.
- Cognate Humanities Subject Centres in the Higher Education Academy Subject Network:
- Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS)
- Philosophy & Religious Studies (PRS)
- History Classics & Archaeology (HCA)
- Palatine (Dance, Drama & Music)
- All 24 Subject Centre websites in the Higher Education Academy Subject Network..as well as the Academy York website
How does it work?
Type one or more search terms (the words or phrase that best describe the information you want to find) into the search box and hit the 'Enter' key or click on the 'Go' button.
In response, you will receive a results page: a list of web pages related to your search terms, with the most relevant page appearing first, then the next, and so on.
Refine your search
You may wish to narrow down the areas of the site that you search over. You can search within 5 different areas of the site by simply selecting the icon from the horizontal menu. Your serach will then be narrowed to that area only. To return to a search of the entire site again select the all icon.
Choosing search terms
Choosing the right search terms is the key to finding the information you need.
Start with the obvious – if you're looking for general information on Assessment, try Assessment.
But it's often advisable to use multiple search terms; so 'assessment portfolios' will give you more specific results and 'assessment portfolios e-learning' will narrow your search even further.
English Subject Centre searches are NOT case sensitive. All letters, regardless of how you type them, will be understood as lower case.
Optional and automatically excluded words
Your search will usually return pages that use all of the words you search for. However, if some of the words in your search don't appear on the best pages we find, we'll also consider pages that don't include them.
Generally, excluding common words allows us to return better search results. If one of these words is important to your search, you can precede it with a plus sign "+" to ensure that it appears in every search result. So, for example, a search for +The Transition to HE will return only results that include the word "the."
Sometimes you'll only want results that include an exact phrase. In this case, simply put quotation marks around your search terms.
"teaching the Remains of the day"
Give us your feedback!
We welcome any comments on our search facility including suggestions for additional functionality. Please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.