• Search Tips

Search Tips

To search Marathon.com, type in a few descriptive words in the search field and click the Go button for a list of relevant results. Search returns pages that contain all the words in your query. Refining or narrowing your search is as simple as adding more words to the search terms you have already entered. Your new search will return a smaller subset of the pages found for your original "too broad" query.

Automatic "AND" Queries
By default, Search only returns pages that include all of your search terms. There is no need to include "AND" between terms.

"OR" Searches
Search supports the logical "OR" operator. To retrieve pages that include either word A or word B, use an uppercase "OR" between terms.

Phrase Searches
You can search for phrases by adding quotation marks. Words enclosed in double quotes appear together in all returned documents.

Word Variations (Stemming)
To provide the most accurate results, Search does not use stemming or support wildcard searches. In other words, Search uses exactly the words that you enter in the search box. Searches for "update" or "update*" will not yield "updating" or "updater." If in doubt, try all forms: update OR updating OR updater

Excluding Words
You can exclude a word from your search by putting a minus sign ("-") immediately in front of the term you want to exclude. Make sure you include a space before the minus sign.
 

Updated: Monday, February 4 2008