You can search for faculty, staff or students by name or for faculty or staff by department. If you search by name, the search looks for names that begin with whatever you type in the last name field plus any match in the first name field. A search by name requires last name. To locate Robert Smith, you might type in those names or you might want to type in Smith in the last name field and Rob in the first name field. A search for "Smit" in the last name would result in everyone with last name of Smith or Smits or Smithy. If you search for a particular department, the search will look for any exact match anywhere within the department name. So a search for "Music" would return any department with the word "Music" anywhere in the department name. If a search returns too many results, you will be prompted to try your search again.