When I use the keyword search, I either do not get any programs or get too many programs. Why is this happening? How can I get the results that I want?

How to Use OUInfo

There are a number of possible reasons you are not getting results.

Here are some tips:

  • Ensure you have spelled everything correctly. Even a small error could invalidate the search and return no results. If you are uncertain about how to spell something, check a dictionary or university websites for proper spellings. Or, just spell the first part of the word – the search will find any words that contain those letters.
  • If you are using several words, the keyword search will look for all programs that contain at least 1 of those words. You will likely get fewer results if you search using just 1 word at a time.
  • After doing a keyword search, you may wish to check off "Show Advanced Search Options" and add a search filter (e.g., university, subject area, location or instruction language). This will reduce the number of results.