Search Tips

Check out these tips for using the Clearinghouse's keyword search function:

  • In the search bar, you can search by keyword or author.
  • Use the singular of words for best results.  For example, searching "resident" will yield results with both "resident" and "residents." However, searching "residents" will only yield results with the plural, "residents."
  • Searching with and without punctuation will yield different search results.  For example, searching "residents' rights" will only yield search results that include the apostrophe. Searching "residents rights" will only yield search results without any punctuation.
  • Be sure to spell out all search keywords.  For example, do not use the abbreviation "dept" when searching for "department."

These search tips and information on using the Advanced Search are available in the FAQs on the About the Clearinghouse page.