Tips on Performing Successful Searches

If you are searching our database of Tribal Codes and Constitutions, enter your search terms in the text box and then select your search criteria. You may choose from the following options:

After you submit your search, the search results page will display not only hyperlinks pointing to the documents that contain your search terms, but will also display your search terms (which are bolded), how they are used in each documents, and how many times they appear in each document (see figure one below).

Click on any hyperlink to the documents found as a result of your search. If it is a short document, you can scroll down the page to locate your search terms, or you can use your web browsers "Find" function to locate all instances of your search terms throughout the document (if you are an AOL user, click here). 

 

Using Microsoft Internet Explorers Find Function

After you have located a document that appears to meet your search criteria, you can search for specific text in that document by clicking "Edit" on Internet Explorers toolbar and then clicking "Find (on this page)" (see illustrations below).

Microsoft Internet Explorers Find Function

The following dialog box will appear:

Enter your search terms in the "Find what:" box:

Enter your search terms in the "Find what:" box

and click on "Find Next."

 

 

Using AOL's Find in Top Window Function

After you have located an document that appears to meet your search criteria, you can search for specific text in that document by clicking "Edit" on the AOL toolbar and then clicking "Find in Top Window" (see Figures One and Two below).

Find in Top Window

The following dialog box will appear:

Enter your search terms and click "Find"