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Special Searches
You can restrict searches to certain portions of web documents by using Search field syntax. This allows you to search for web pages' titles, urls, embedded hypertext links, and any additional information defined with an HTML meta tag. The field name should be in lower case, and immediately followed by a colon. There should be no spaces after the colon and before the search terms.


Finds pages with the word government anywhere in the page's URL. For example:
You can also use the url field selection to find out the exact number of pages currently in the database. Just type url:http. This number updated as pages are added and removed from our database.

title:"Remarks by the President"
Finds pages with the phrase "Remarks by the President" in the title portion of the document.

Finds pages with an HTML meta tag with name keywords and with content containing travel budget nominations trade. For example:

<meta name="keywords" content="travel budget nominations trade">
This is an example of a field defined by an HTML meta tag. There is nothing special about the word keywords. Any search field can be defined with a meta tag, as long as the name of the field is a single word made from all small letters. Other meta tags in use on include
  • "subject"
  • "keywords"
  • "description"
  • "document.type"
  • "executive.order"


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