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Advanced Searching

Field Restrictions
Include or Exclude Terms

Using advanced search pages, you can restrict all or part of your search to specific fields (types of data). Advanced search pages automatically run searches using terms and connectors.

To perform an advanced search,

  1. At the top of the page, click Advanced.
  2. Change the scope of your search, if desired (see Scope of Search).
  3. Enter information in one or more fields. You can enter as much or as little information as you know.

    Note: To clear the field information, click Advanced again.

  4. Click Search at the top of the page.
Field Restrictions

When entering information in fields on advanced search pages, note the following:

The following types of search controls may be shown for fields:

Note: All values are displayed in drop-down lists and look-up controls, regardless of the library groups you have selected.

In addition, you can also use field restrictions when typing a terms and connectors query in the search box at the top of the page. This method allows you to use field restrictions with connectors and special characters other than AND between fields. For a listing of field restrictions, see Field Restrictions.

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Include or Exclude Terms

On advanced search pages, you can specify terms that must or must not appear in documents in your result. Just type one or more terms within the sections labeled Find Documents That Have or Exclude Documents That Have.


For details on the rules of the text boxes, see Include or Exclude Terms.

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