The below code snippet explains how to find HTML Anchor /s based on its HREF attribute value using jQuery. Here it is explained how we can find using direct match and contains or wild card match
<html xmlns="">
    <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        $("#btnExactMatch").live("click", function () {
            var matches = "";
            $("a[href='" + $("#txtSearchTerm").val() + "']").each(function () {
                matches += $(this).text() + "\r\n";
        $("#btnLikeMatch").live("click", function () {
            var matches = "";
            $("a[href*='" + $("#txtSearchTerm").val() + "']").each(function () {
                matches += $(this).text() + "\r\n";
    <form id="form1">
        <input type = "text" id = "txtSearchTerm" />
        <input type = "button" id = "btnExactMatch" value = "Exact Match" />
        <input type = "button" id = "btnLikeMatch" value = "Like Match" />
        <br /><br />
        <a href = "">ASPSnippets</a><br />
        <a href = "">ASPForums</a><br />
        <a href = "">jQueryFAQs</a><br />
In the above code snippet there are 2 buttons btnExactMatch (for Exact Match) and btnLikeMatch (for Wild Card Match) and a textbox txtSearchTerm which accepts the string to be searched.
For exact match you will need to put the complete HREF Example:
For wild card match you just need to put a part of string and it will match the complete HREF. Example: aspsnippets