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To search any Fandom community, you can use the search box at the top of every page. Using the icon dropdown at the left of the search box, you can switch between local and global searches (across a single community versus across all of Fandom).

Advanced Search Edit

Your initial search will likely only search the main namespace, plus a few others. After you search, you may find that you need to expand your search to other areas of the wiki. To do this, click the "Advanced" link that appears at the upper right side of the search results page. It will open a box that allows you to select more namespaces and continue searching.

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Advanced search allows you to select more namespaces

Search Keywords Edit

The search engine allows certain keywords that may yield more or less results.

Boolean operators Edit

These operators can be used to filter results by using words such as "AND" , "OR" , and "NOT".

NOT
This excludes a certain word from search, e.g. "Infobox NOT portable" -> results.
OR
This is the default search, and is used whenever there is a space or keyword the search engine ignores, e.g. "Infobox OR portable" === "Infobox portable" -> results.
AND
This is an inclusive search including all terms, e.g. "Infobox AND portable" -> results.
Combined
The above keywords can be combined to yield different and sometimes better results, e.g. "Infobox AND portable NOT classic".

Note: As of 2016/09 the search engine does not support searching for an exact phrase (or term) search even when quotes are included, e.g. "Infobox portable" is always equivalent to Infobox OR portable.

Other ways to find pages Edit

How to create a search box Edit

  • To add a search box to any article, just type: <inputbox>type = search</inputbox> in the classic editor. It will produce this box:

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