Search Help

To perform a search, type a sequence of words or a phrase in quotes and simply press the NewsLookup! submit button to begin your search.  By default IRASearch will search for the exact form of all words you type in the search box however searches are not case sensitive.

IRASearch.com by default will automatically search all words you enter.  You can use IRASearch.com query language or boolean operators to further narrow your search results.

IRASearch.com Query Language:

  • Search in document titles using 'intitle:' function:
    intitle:protests
  • Search Meta Keywords using 'metakey:' function:
    metakey:protests
  • Search Meta Descriptions using 'metadesc:' function:
    metadesc:protests
    
  • Document Body Search using 'body:' function:
    body:protests
    

Boolean Examples:

  • explicit operator AND:
    Bush & Obama
  • operator OR:
    Bush | Obama
  • operator NOT:
    Bush -Obama
    Bush !Obama
    
  • phrase search:
    "stock market"
    

Search by Site Example:

  • search operator SITE:
    site:www.cnn.com