News Search Form

The News search form enables you to build news searches easily using terms, topics, sources, dates, or a combination thereof.

ValueDescription
Search terms

Enter up to three rows of search terms and connectors.

The drop-down list specifies where the term should appear:

Anywhere in the text
Anywhere in the text
In the Headline
In the title of the news article
At the Start
In the headline or lead paragraph
Company
In the company name field
In the Indexing
Within the Index Terms of a document
Major Mentions
In the headline, lead paragraph or indexing
3 or More Mentions
Finds articles where the word or phrase appears at least three times
Search tips

If searching with Terms and Connectors, click on this link to view descriptions and examples of the connectors, such as AND, OR, AND NOT, etc., which you may use in constructing your search.

Add another search termIf you are entering more than one search term, an additional drop-down list connects the term on the line above with the term below it. The connectors include:
And
Both words/phrases must appear in the article
Or
At least one of the words/phrases entered must appear in the article
Same Sentence
Both words/phrases must appear within the same sentence
Same Paragraph
Both words/phrases must appear within the same paragraph
Within 5 Words
All words/phrases must appear within five words of each other
Not
All words/phrases specified after the "Not" connector must be used to exclude documents from the results.
Select dates

You may narrow your search to documents published on a specific day or within the date range you specify. You have several options:

All available dates (default)
To remove all date restrictions from your search, select All available dates from the drop-down list.
Today's date
To restrict your search to only results from the current day, select this option.
Select a predefined date restriction
Previous week, Previous month, Previous 3 months, Previous 6 months, Previous year, Previous 5 years, Previous 20 years.
Previous...
To specify all documents published in the previous n days, weeks, months or years, select Previous and select the value and the units of time (days, weeks, months, or years) across which you wish to search.
Custom
To base your search on a range of custom dates, select Custom from the first drop-down list. Then, complete the From and To date fields with the appropriate values in mm/dd/yyyy format.
Options include:
  • To search a range of dates, enter a From date that is greater than the To date. For example: From 01/01/2015 To 03/17/2015
  • To search for a specific date, enter the same date in the From and To fields. For example: From 01/14/2015 To 01/14/2015
  • To search all dates up to and including a specific date, leave the From date blank, but enter a To date. For example: From mm/dd/yyyy To 03/17/2015
  • To search all dates after a specific date, enter a From date, but leave the To date blank. For example: From 01/01/2015 To mm/dd/yyyy
Sources

Select a source from the drop-down list of your most recently used sources. Note that some sources cannot be removed as they are defined as key sources.

To access the UK Legislation Status Snapshots which provide you with commencement, amendment and status information in the one place, select UK Legislation Status Snapshots from the drop-down list. Alternatively, you will have the option to access this key source from within any UK Parliament Act via the Find out more box.

"I" icon
To learn more about the contents of a source, click on the "i" icon. The document that appears generally explains such things as: coverage, frequency, update schedule, content summary, publisher and available document sections. If the What do we cover? link is available, you can click on it to display a list of the available sources, grouped by publisher.
More Sources

You may add additional sources to the drop-down list.

Specify your own sources
  • Click the More Sources link.
  • Enter the desired information into the text field.
  • Select an appropriate entry (if available) from the word wheel. The system adds the source.
Find more existing sources
  • Click on the Advanced source search link.
  • Select the desired sources.
Add index termsIndex terms help you focus your search on a specific topic or broaden your search to span an entire subject. You may click on any Index Term category to find related terms to add to your search.
Specify your own index terms
  • Click on the Add Index Terms link.
  • Enter the desired information into the text field.
  • Select an appropriate entry (if available) from the word wheel. The system adds the index entry.
    Note: The connectors (OR, AND, AND NOT) determine how each term relates to the rest of your search. The first term must use AND, but you can change all others by clicking on the connector. Each connector relates only to its own term; the other connectors that precede or follow it have no influence on how it is interpreted. For example, if your terms include"AND AUTOMOTIVE AND NOT CONSTRUCTION OR INSURANCE," the OR connector does not complete a statement started by the preceding AND NOT connector. The search would return documents that match AUTOMOTIVE or CONSTRUCTION, but not INSURANCE. The order of terms has no impact on how they are interpreted in the search.
  • Optionally, select the Relevance checkbox to request strong references only.
    Note: The degree to which a document is related to a term is called relevance ranking. Relevance ranking measures the similarity between your index terms and the documents being searched. When you select this checkbox, the index term conditions you set (AND, OR, AND NOT) will only match documents that are strongly related to the term. "Strong" references have a relevance ranking of 85% or more to a term. If you leave this option cleared, the system will match documents that have a relevance ranking of 50% or more.
Find existing index terms
  • Click on the Advanced index term look-up link.
  • Complete the Add Topics Page.
  • Optionally, select the Relevance checkbox to request strong references only.
    Note: The degree to which a document is related to a term is called relevance ranking. Relevance ranking measures the similarity between your index terms and the documents being searched. When you select this checkbox, the index term conditions you set (AND, OR, AND NOT) will only match documents that are strongly related to the term. "Strong" references have a relevance ranking of 85% or more to a term. If you leave this option cleared, the system will match documents that have a relevance ranking of 50% or more.
Group Duplicates

The Group Duplicates option lets you choose whether or not you want to use similarity analysis to process your search results. For more information about duplicate options, see What are Group Duplicates options?

Select the checkbox to activate the option, then choose the type of similarity analysis you wish to use.

Moderate similarity (default)
Documents with relatively less similarity can be included in the same group of similar documents.
High similarity
Documents must be nearly identical in order for the service to include them in the same group of similar documents.
Note: To switch between similarity types, click the edit button, select the desired type from the dialog box, and click the Save button.
Exclude NewswiresClick on this checkbox to exclude newswires from your search results.
Exclude Non-business newsClick on this checkbox to exclude non-business news (e.g., lifestyle and entertainment, birth and wedding announcements, obituaries, community events, sports, weather, etc.) from your search results.
Exclude WebsitesClick on this checkbox to exclude websites from your search results.
Exclude documents with fewer than 500 wordsClick on this checkbox to exclude documents with fewer than 500 words from your search results.

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