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23 October 2014

On 29 October 2014 we are switching over to a new search engine and implementing improved navigation on the TGA website.

All the website content will still be available, but it will now be easier to find.

New search capabilities

screenshot showing 'category' optionsThe new search engine provides more options for presenting and refining search results, which will help you find the information you are looking for quickly and easily. This is done using 'facets' which are key terms used for refining search results.

screenshot showing publication optionsYou will still type your search terms into the search field in the top right corner of the page. But after 29 October, when the results are displayed, options will appear to enable you to filter these results. Depending on the nature of your search, these filters may include:

  • Category
  • Keyword
  • Publication
  • Publication date

ARTG and advanced search options

If you only want to see results from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), you will be able to click on the dedicated ARTG Search tab. Currently, ARTG results appear at the top of the search results, with TGA website results appearing underneath. This will still happen if you use the default content search with the new search engine, but you will have the additional option of easily limiting your search to only the ARTG.

screenshot showing ARTG tab

The advanced search option will also be incorporated into the search results page. Currently you have to open a new page to access the advanced search option. After 29 October, you will be able to access the advanced search tools right from the search results page.

You will notice an additional layer of navigation when using the menu at the top of the page.

screenshot showing top navigation

This will help you to quickly drill down to the information you want, and also provides context for where particular information sits on the website.

Changes to webpage addresses

The changes to the search engine and navigation are part of a larger project to transfer the website into a new content management system (the computer program we use for administering the structure and all of the information on the website).

As a result of this, the webpage addresses for our website are changing, but we have put redirects on the old addresses so you will be taken to the correct page automatically, any content you have bookmarked will still work.