How to Use Search (Entering a Keyword and Filtering Search Results)


We recommend using the Chrome or Edge browser for all things SwinNet. Search does not work well in Internet Explorer (IE). This browser is not supported and will be going away in August 2021.


PART 1: Finding the Search field and entering a keyword.


STEP 1: The SwinNet Search field is located in the upper right corner of every SwinNet page.



STEP 2: Enter your Search term (keyword or phrase).  Click on the magnifying glass icon or hit Enter on your keyboard to start the search.


If you want to search for a specific phrase, enter that phrase with quotations marks; for example, "career blueprint." That way you will get fewer results because Search will be looking for those words next to each other. Without the quotation marks, it will bring up pages and documents that include both words, but they could be anywhere in the content and not necessarily part of the same phrase.



STEP 3: You will see your Search results.



PART 2: Filtering your Search results.


STEP 1: You will see some filters to the left of your results. These include Content Owner, File Type, Modified, Content Tags, Domain, and Department/Division.


We will highlight the three of the most helpful filters: File Type, Modified, and Content Tags.




STEP 2: If you filter by File Type, you can select a document format (PDF, Word, Excel, etc.) versus a web page to get fewer results.


Web pages are indicated by the aspx format extension. If you check that box, and nothing else, you will only see web pages and news articles in your results. 


STEP 2a: Click on the carrot to open File Type, and then select the format you want by checking the boxes.




STEP 2b: If you click on aspx (the web pages format), that will narrow down your search results to only web pages and news articles. In the Career Blueprint example, we go from 32 results to 11 results.




STEP 3: If you want to filter by Modified, and you have an idea of how recent the content is, you can use this to narrow down the time frame and the search results. For example, if you are looking for a Colorado news article from last week's news digest, click the Past Week circle. 




STEP 4: If you want to filter by Content Tag, news articles are always tagged as News, so you can check that box to narrow your results to only news articles. In the Colorado example, this News selection narrows our results even more, from 5 results to 2 results.

Web pages are usually tagged as Guides and executive communications as C-Suite.




STEP 5:  If you want to remove filters, click on Remove All Filters on the bottom left, below the filters. This will return your results to their original list.