UNC Professional Development Portal Help Pages
Welcome Page & Help for PDP
Welcome to the University of North Carolina's Professional Development Portal (PDP). The portal is designed to provide access to an increasingly broad range of professional development materials that will be of relevance to administrators, faculty and staff throughout UNC. The portal is also designed so that UNC campuses, offices and services can link directly to specific resource information from their own Web sites, thereby reducing duplication of information.
Individuals will need to log in to take advantage of the full power of the portal. Once logged in, a portal user can search and browse, create custom searches that they can re-use, manage their own account information, and submit materials for access by others. The portal is initially being developed to provide common access to professional development materials for the following communities:
FOCUS AREA: This area determines the primary topic that you can search within. If you do not see a specific Focus Area that defines your topic, then please select the area listed as "All."
Word or Phrase:
|Basic Search Operators|
|AND||Searches for documents that have both words in it||Verity AND Allaire|
|OR||Searches for documents that have either word in it||Verity OR Allaire|
|NOT||Eliminates documents where the word is found||Verity NOT Allaire|
|The Two Most Common Wildcards|
|*||* stands in for any number of characters(including 0). A search for Fu* would find Fusion, Fugazi, and Fuchsia|
|?||? stands in for any single character. A search for ?ar?et would find both carpet and target but not Learjet.|
|By default, a Verity search automatically becomes case sensitive whenever the characters provided as the CRITERIA parameter are of mixed case. A search for employee - or EMPLOYEE - finds employee, Employee, or EMPLOYEE, but search for Employee only finds Employee, not employee or EMPLOYEE.|
Connect to UNC Libraries: This returns a list of all libraries and their various departments within the UNC system.
Select from a list of commonly used searches: Not in use at the moment.
Access your previously saved queries: If you have logged in previously and saved certain searches or queries, you can retrieve them here. You must be logged in to use this feature.
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