Finding tips

There are many ways to browse the useful tips here on Untape. Here’s a few pointers to help you find the tips you’re looking for.

Searching
One of the fastest and easiest ways to find tips is to use our handy find a tip page. Simply click the magnifying glass icon along the top edge of the screen, beside the words ‘find a tip’.

On the find a tip page, you’ll find a search bar prompting you to enter some keywords. Clicking inside the search bar will let you type any search words you want, just as though you were using the popular yahoo! or google search tools you’re probably used to.

For example, if you want to find untape tips related to schools, you might type ‘school’ into the search bar and press enter. After a few seconds you’ll see all the tips that mention the word ‘school’ on the entire untape site. If you want to find something more specific, like tips about high school or school districts, refine your search by typing ‘high school’ or ‘school district’.

If you’re having trouble getting the right results, try refining your search by adding, removing, or changing some of your keywords. With any luck, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Browsing
Another handy way to look for tips is to use the ‘Explore Tips’ block in the left sidebar. From this block, you can browse tips on the site by categoryorganizationdate or topic. You can also find the tips that user like the most by browsing our Favorite tips.

  • Browsing by category will show you a list of broad categories used to classify tips on Untape, such as Care-giving or Fitness and Recreation. Clicking the title of any of these categories will show you a page with all of the tips filed in that category. This is a great way to research a particular topic of interest.
  • Browsing by organization will show you a list of organizations and agencies that relate to tips on Untape, such as Human Resources and Development Canada or the Ministry of Families and Children. Clicking the title of any of these organizations will show you a page with all of the tips related to that organization. This is a great way to find help with a particular agency or organization.
  • Browsing by date will take you to a page of the most recent posts on Untape. This is a good way to keep up with the latest happenings, or to find something new to you.
  • Browsing by topic is a lot like browsing by category. Clicking this link will show you a list of keywords used to classify tips on Untape. These keywords are less broad than the general categories, which makes them useful for finding information on a specific topic or issue such as advocacy or developmental disabilities.
    Clicking the title of any of these topics will show you a page with all of the tips filed with that keyword.
  • Browsing favorite tips shows you the best of Untape, as determined by our users. Tips show up in descending order, with the highest rated tips first on the list. This is a great way to find some of the best, most reliable, most useful content on Untape. If you’ve got some favorite tips, user the rating tool at the top of each post to give them a high rank, and maybe they’ll show up here!

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