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How to find information?
The easiest way is to use the search facility: type in a key word and press [Enter].
The Exopaedia uses an optimised smart searching algorithm that uses search cascades. If only one topic is found that matches your query, you will be taken directly to that topic. If multiple 'hits' are found, you will be presented with a list of topics to choose from.
Within the texts of the topics, you'll find plenty of links to other topics. In the right column, you'll also find a selection of relevant links to other topics, as well as to other web sites that are relevant to the topic.
In the left column, there also is an alphabetical index of topics.
Apart from that the Exopaedia also offers an advanced Full Text Search facility.
More search facilities are planned for the near future:
- Index of synonyms, antonyms, etc.
- Content Categories
It is possible to directly access a specific topic by using a 'querystring' in the URL. Say you want to find information on the Exopaedia, you could use the following URL: www.exopaedia.org/?Exopaedia. You could also use www.exopaedia.org/index.php?Exopaedia
If the topic exists, you will be taken directly to the topic.
If not, your query will be passed on to the search engine which will then look for relevant topics.
Note 1: the URLs are URLencoded, which means, e.g., that spaces are replaced by a + sign. The querystring for the Exopolitics Institute, e.g., would be ?Exopolitics+Institute
Note 2: to find a person, keep in mind how the names are stored in the database, i.e. lastname - comma - space - firstname. To find 'Michael Salla', e.g., you'd have to use the following querystring: ?Salla,+Michael