How to use Quickfind
Quickfind is a search by classification. The classifications are divided into sectors and topics.
Select the sector and/or topic you want from the drop-down lists. The 'Sector' and 'Topic' boxes can be used in combination. If for example you want to read about privatization of banks, select 'Financial services' in the 'Sectors' list, and 'Privatization' in the 'Topics' list. (Note that you must make a selection in at least one of the boxes. You cannot leave both set to 'All'.)
Click 'Go'. The latest articles about the sector and/or topic you chose will be brought to your screen.
If you regularly look for the same sector or topic, click the 'Save settings' box. Next time you visit the site, your selection will appear automatically, and all you will need to do is click 'Go'.
Quickfind returns 20 articles, 14 from the News section and three each from the Analysis and Features sections. If there are insufficient relevant articles in one of the sections, more articles will be returned from the others. If there are not 20 relevant articles currently on the site, the search will return the most recent articles from the Archive.
If you wish to search the archive for a particular period using the Quickfind method, click 'Advanced search'.
Quckfind is comprehensive and accurate. Because it looks for articles classified as belonging to the sector or topic you choose, all relevant articles, and only relevant articles, appear in your results.
Quickfind search applies to articles published from April 2002 onwards.
How to use Freetext search
Under 'Freetext search', type your search terms in the search terms box (the first box), and then use the second box to choose where you want the search engine to look for the word or words you have typed.
You can choose between:
1. Globes today - articles currently appearing on the site.
2. Archive - articles in the online archive stretching back to November 1995.
3. TASE stocks - quotations for stocks listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
4. Israeli stocks in NY - quotations for stocks of Israeli companies listed in New York.
For Globes today and Archive, the search will return articles containing all the words you typed in the search terms box. If you wish to vary the search conditions ('any of the words', 'exact expression'), you will need to use Advanced search.
For TASE stocks, type the company name.
For Israeli stocks in NY, you can type the company name or ticker.
As mentioned, Freetext search applies to articles published from November 1995 onwards.
How to use Advanced search
Advanced search enables you to narrow your search more precisely, using either the Quickfind or Freetext search method.
Note that you cannot use Quickfind and Freetext search in combination.
For Quickfind search, the options are as above, with the addition of the ability to set the search period.
For Freetext search, you can set the following parameters:
Use the box labeled "Find" to select the way you want the search engine to treat the words you have typed in the "Search for the words" box. The choices are:
All the words - the search results will include only articles that contain all the words you have typed, but the words may be in any order, and may or may not be adjacent.
Any word - the search results will include all articles that contain at least one of the words you have typed.
Exact phrase - the search results will include only articles that contain all the words you have typed, in the order in which you typed them, and adjacent to one another.
Use the box labeled "In" to select the part of the article you wish to search. The choices are:
Headline - select this option if you want to ensure that the results include only articles mainly about your search terms, or of course if you are looking for a particular article.
Headline and sub-head - again, this will narrow the results to articles in which you search terms figure prominently.
Text - selecting this option means the results will include all articles containing any mention of your search terms.