You can search Engineering Wiki using the search box that appears in the sidebar (or elsewhere in other skins).
Search is not case sensitive.
Things you can use in your searchEdit
- and (used by default)
- parentheses - for example: (X or Y) and Z
- quotation marks (for searching for phrases)
Things you can not use in your searchEdit
More details are available at MetaWikipedia:Help:Searching.
Create new articles from the search formEdit
If you would like an option to create a new article with the title of a word searched for, edit MediaWiki:Searchquery and MediaWiki:Nogomatch in the following way on the wiki you want this option (you will need to be an admin to make these edits):
You searched for "<a href="/wiki/$1">$1</a>" <a href="/wiki/Special:Allpages/$1">[Index]</a>
<span style="font-size: 135%; font-weight: bold; margin-left: .6em">No page with that title exists.</span>
<span style="display: block; margin: 1.5em 2em">You can <b><a href="$1" class="new">create an article with this title</a></b>.
<span style="display:block; font-size: 89%; margin-left:.2em">Please search Wikia before creating an article to avoid duplicating an existing one, which may have a different name or spelling.</span> </span>
Adding search boxes to your wikiEdit
The Google logo in the sidebar can be changed. There are two defaults available; one is suitable for dark backgrounds and one for light backgrounds.