Using the FX Search Engine
Basic Search: The single word you type in the search box
will appear in the results. For example, if you search for Chicken the search
results page will list documents that include the word Chicken
anywhere in the document.
Advanced Search - Choices on the Drop Down Menu (next to the
All The Words:
When you choose all the words in the drop-down menu, each of the search
terms you type in will appear in the results. For example, if you search for
Fried Chicken the results will contain documents that include the words
Fried AND Chicken anywhere in the document. This function is limited to
three expressions (exp1 AND exp2 AND exp3).
Any Of The
Words: Select any of the words in the drop-down menu and any (but not
necessarily all) of the search terms will appear in the results. So if you
use this option to search for Fried Chicken the list of results will contain
documents mentioning at least one of these terms (i.e., the results will
contain documents that include the words Fried OR Chicken anywhere in the
document. This function is limited to three expressions (exp1 OR exp2
exp3). This search will return a higher number of documents compared to the
other two options.
When you select exact phrase in the drop-down menu, the words you specify
must appear adjacent and in the order you specify. Therefore, you will only
get results for the exact phrase Fried Chicken. This is sometimes referred
to as a quoted query. This search will return the fewest number of search results.
Code Sections: When searching for a Code Section, enter that
section as it appears in the Internal Revenue Code, including parentheses, if
any. For example, 401(k) not 401k.
Are Hyphens Searchable? Hyphens are searchable. If you type
split-dollar, documents containing at least one occurrence of split-dollar (with
hyphens) will be retrieved. If the document contains only the phrase split
dollar (without a hyphen in between the terms), the document will not be
Once the search is run (in a matter of seconds), the results are
presented on the Search Results Display page in a manner that facilitates
finding the desired information from among the many places that the search
word(s) were found.
Search Results Display Page
The search results page shows the subject headings, and
for each heading, shows the number of times that the searched word(s) appear.
The search function encompasses the AUS Main Libraries, Tax Facts, Practice Aids, Soft Skills and Advisors Journal.
Next Hit Button: The "»" icon operates as a next hit
button. Clicking on it takes you to the next instance of your search term within
the document you are browsing.