People Directory - Search Tips

General Searches

Entering "Ann Smith" returns all entries having a first name containing "Ann" (Anna, Mary Ann) and a last name of "Smith."

Example One

Entering "J Smith " returns all entries with first name beginning with "J" and last name of "Smith."

Example Two

Entering "Carol" will list all people having "Carol" anywhere in their name.

Example Three

Entering "Jane*", without quotes, will list all people having a first name of "Jane."

Example Four

Entering J*Doe will return all individuals with a first name starting with "J" & a last name of Doe.

Example Five

Asterisks can be used before, after or in between to facilitate searching.

Departmental Searches

Departmental searches match the department name as entered into the Human Resources Management System (HRMS), e.g. Academic Affairs.

Asterisks really help here. For example, searching for *integrative* will find individuals in the "Department of Integrative Biology".

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Advanced Searches

In the Advanced Search window, enter only information you know. For information you are unsure about, use an asterisk (*) - see examples below. Only one of the three fields need be filled out.

Example One: Search for person with the first name beginning with "K" and a last name of "Jones."

     First Name: K*     Last Name: Jones

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Example Two: Search for person with the first name of "Mary" and a last name beginning with "J." This search returns all Mary's with a last name beginning with J.

     First Name: Mary     Last Name: J*

Example Seven

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