With the release of the Advanced Search function, we have released Search as production. Hmm, what does that mean? Well, now if you go to the original search site, at search.oregonstate.edu, it is the new Google Search Appliance search. So does that mean that’s it you ask? Well, no. There’s still more features coming, like Narrow Your Search and Keywords, which we’ll discuss more about in the near future. For now, look at the advanced search. If you really are looking to search, and you don’t find what you are looking for, don’t give up. Try the advanced search feature, add more words, exclude words, pick a specific file format. There are several file formats you can look to find.
Now if you don’t find what you are looking for, it could be that the site you are looking to search might be new and not crawled yet, or it might not be hosted with us, so we are not aware it needs to be crawled. In this case, all you have to do is just let us know what the site is, and we’ll look to crawl. Read our other post on exceptions to get additional information as well on what we don’t crawl.