Search Tips

Here you can find useful examples and description about searching the news archive. Read it carefully to get the best results. If you need more help, please contact us.

Quick Overview

  • Searching is case insensitive. Words music and mUSIC return the same results.
  • Some of the common words like the, is, etc. are not included in your search.

Search Term Syntax

The symbol "|" stands for OR and symbol "&" stands for AND.

Term Description
| Using | operator gives you articles for every keyword in the search term.
& Using & operator gives you only those articles that contain all keywords in the string.
" " (quotation marks) Using quotation marks limits your search for exact phrases.
* (asterisk sign) Using an asterisk sign gives you variations of aroot keyword. You cannot use it in phrases.
(parenthesis) You can use parenthesis to adjust the priority of your search phrase evaluation (as common math/boolean expressions).


Keywords (search phrase) Description
music will search for any articles that contain the word music
music | band | song will search for articles containing any of the keywords
nhl & hockey will search for articles containing both words. (Note: & can be omitted in this case)
"white house" | senate will search for articles containing the phrase white house or the word senate
"flower show" & tulip will search for articles containing both the phrase flower show and the word tulip
bank* will search for articles containing bank, banks, banking, banker etc. Using * (asterisk sign) gives you variations of the root keyword.
student* & ( protest* | demonstrat* ) will search for articles containing the words student or students, etc. in combinations with protest, protests, demonstrate, demonstration, etc.

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