Since Eclipse 3.1, search in the workbench has been partitioned into two
major categories: development artifact search and information search. The former
is handled by the search dialog opened from the Search menu. The later is
available from Help>Search menu item which opens the new Help view into the
The new information search facility uses multiple search engines run in
parallel using the same search expression. Eclipse provides a number of
preconfigured search engines. New engines can be added programmatically or by
the user. All the results are collated in the Search page directly.