Searching within konfer is simple. The search bar looks like this:
Simply enter the details of the subject matter in the search bar and press return (or clock on the search icon) in order to return relevant results for all resource types available from konfer. You can use the green drop down box to the left of the search bar to restrict your search to any particular resource type (e.g. experts or equipment). The target location icon below the green bar allows you to choose a location (enabling search results to be displayed based on distance).
The current location is your estimated position and can be used when you accept a request from konfer to know your location (displayed on screen as a prompt). For more details on this capability, see here. You can also use the drop down to select postcode and enter a postcode of your choice. This will override the estimated current location.
The search advisor will turn from grey to blue when a search query is complex enough to enable this feature (a few words of sufficient size will usually trigger this change). Use of the search advisor requires registration.
Searching experts by name
When searching for experts specifically (using the green down down) an additional option will be presented, enabling you to search based on expert name. If selected, then your search query will be matched exclusively based on the name of the expert (rather than research, biography etc).