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There are multiple ways to find the information and materials you need using www.hcbs.org.
The Browse Tool lets you explore the resources by one or more of the facets. Browsing is especially helpful if you do not know the name of a document, but are instead interested in a specific topic, state or type of publication. > Browse Help
Using the Search function at the top left of your screen; you can specify search criteria such as an author's name. Search when you know an exact piece of the information you are looking for. > Search Help
There are five steps to browsing, follow this step by step guide to locating documents on this site using our "browsing" tool.
Once you have selected a category, a list of values associated with that category will appear on your screen. (For example, if you select "Topic" a list of subjects will appear). All documents on the website are associated with one or more topics.
Now select the value that best describes the documents you are interested in. (For example, you may be interested in all documents related to Housing). A list of all documents about Housing will appear.
Once your list of documents appears, you can sort the list according to title, author, date, or the number of requests.
a. Adding additional filters
b. Search within results
If you would like to narrow your browse results, you can either click on an additional category value or search within your current results. (In this example, you can narrow the current list of Housing documents to reveal only those documents that provide Data on Housing by clicking on the category "Type/Tool" and then selecting "Data" from the list.) Now all the documents in the database related to Housing and Data appear on your screen.
You can choose one value from each of the four categories and you may refine your results as many times as you would like.
Another way to narrow these results is by typing your own keyword in the box labeled:
If you find you have narrowed your results too far, you can remove any of the filters by clicking "remove filter". This will expand your results. You can remove filters and add new ones as often you like.
To begin again, click "Start Over".
You can search this site with a basic search, advanced search and full text searchThere are three ways to search this site - basic search, full text search and advanced search.
If there are more results than you'd like, you can add additional keywords or phrases in the box labeled: Search Within Results.
If you do not find the document you are looking for you can then expand your search by using full-text.
The search field at the top of the Advanced Search page is similar to the basic search except that you can choose whether you would like the search engine to perform a full-text search. In addition to typing in a search term, Advanced Search allows you to narrow your search by the following filters:
You can choose as many of the options within each section, or you can leave them blank. In addition, within each section, you can choose whether your search results must match ALL or ANY of your selections. If you select "All," a document will only be returned if it matches every one of the selected values within the section.
If you select "Any," a document will be returned if it matches at least one of the selected values within the section.
Additionally, if you make selections from more than one section, there is an "all" relationship - a document will only be returned if it meets all of the selected conditions for every section from which you have made selections.
If there are too many documents to fit on one page, the search results will be paginated and you can click from one page to the next, or jump to a different page. You can also choose to view all the results on one long page.
If you did not use full-text searching you will have the opportunity to do so from the search results page. In addition, you can narrow your search further by searching within your results.
For each document listed in the results, you have the opportunity to either launch the document or to go to a "More Information" page where you can read more about the document before deciding whether to open it.