The CCL Advanced Search page offers another way of doing an Advanced Search for those who prefer to structure their search query more like a programming code instruction. The CCL Advanced Search (CCL stands for Command Control Language) allows you to choose indexes to search on from a drop-down menu or to directly enter their two-character index abbreviations.
Searching using CCL Advanced Search involves these steps:
Step 1 is optional. If you don't choose an index, the keyword index is searched.
You can use logical and other search operators in your search expression (e.g., jobs or employment). See General Search Tips for more information on search operators.
When you choose an index from the menu, you may see that some choices cause a Browse link to appear to the right of the search box. Clicking the Browse link lets you view in a pop-up window a list of all entries for that index. You can then select up to 10 entries that will be automatically entered in the input box.
You may look for a particular entry by typing one or more words and then clicking the Find button. Some indexes can be browsed by clicking the beginning letter of the term you are looking for. If you had entered search limits on the Advanced Search page, those limits have been applied to the browse list, where applicable.
Use the Previous and Next links to page through the list of entries.
Click to place a check mark in the box in front of an entry. You'll see the entries you have selected appear in a "My" list box to the right. If you select two or more entries, they will be connected using the OR logical operator. For example: "internship programs" OR "apprenticeship" OR "employee training". The number of entries you can select depends on what you are browsing. Any maximum limit will be indicated on the screen.
You may remove entries from the "My" list by clicking the Remove link. Clicking Clear will remove all selections from the "My" list box.
When you have finished making your selections, click the Submit Selections button. You will be returned to the search input page and your selection(s) will be automatically entered.
Experienced searchers who are comfortable with the index abbreviations can create their own simple or complex search expressions directly in the search entry box: