This search engine helps you find documents on the Creative
Arts Television website. Here's how it works: you tell the
search service what you're looking for by typing in keywords,
phrases, or questions in the search box. The search service
responds by giving you a list of all the Web pages in our
index relating to those topics. The most relevant content
will appear at the top of your results.
How To Use:
Type your keywords in the search box.
Press the Search button to start your search.
Here's an example:
Type jazz music in the search box.
Press the Search button or press the Enter key.
The Results page will show you numerous pages from our archives
about jazz music.
Tip: Don't worry if you find a large number of results. In
fact, use more than a couple of words when searching. Even
though the number of results will be large, the most relevant
content will always appear at the top of the result pages.
More Basics - An Overview
What is an Index?
Webster's dictionary describes an "index" as a
sequential arrangement of material. Our index is a large,
growing, organized collection of Web pages from our collection.
When you search on our site, you can ignore the "Index" field
because we only have one. You will get identical results
whether you search using the www.catarchive.com Index or
the [All] Index. In either case, we will search our entire
collection using keywords or phrases.
What is a Word?
When searching, think of a word as a combination of letters
and numbers. The search service needs to know how to separate
words and numbers to find exactly what you want on the Internet.
You can separate words using white space and tabs
What is a Phrase?
You can link words and numbers together into phrases if
you want specific words or numbers to appear together in
your result pages. If you want to find an exact phrase, use "double
quotation marks" around the phrase when you enter words
in the search box.
You can, of course, combine words and phrases in a single
search, or use multiple words, phrases, or combinations.
Use the Match All or Match Any operator to tell the search
engine whether you want to see items with All of your words/phrases
or those with Any (one or more) of your words/phrases. Play
with it for awhile--you'll get the hang of it.
Simple Tips for More Exact Searches
Searches are case insensitive.
Searching for "dance" will
match the lowercase "dance" and uppercase "DANCE," as
well as mixed case "Dance".
Including or excluding words:
To make sure that a specific word is always included in
your search topic, place the plus (+) symbol before the key
word in the search box. To make sure that a specific word
is always excluded from your search topic, place a minus
(-) sign before the keyword in the search box.
Example: To find dance videos with ballet but not French
ballet, try "ballet -french".
Expand your search using wildcards (*):
By typing an * within a keyword, you can match up to four
Example: Try belgi* to find Belgium as well as Belgian.