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Searching for Terms in Zones

Zone searching is useful when you believe that limiting your search to a particular zone will produce more accurate search results. If you specify a zone like the document title, you can ensure that your search term is the primary focus of the document, rather than simply being briefly mentioned in the body of the text.

IN Operator

shots/sea90000.gif  If document zones have been defined for the collection you are searching, you can use the IN operator to search for terms in zones.

shots/sea90000.gif  Your query terms must be enclosed in parentheses.

shots/sea90000.gif  Finds stemmed variations of the search term.

For example, if you are looking for information on the packaging of materials, you can issue this query to search for package in the title to find documents have package or packaging as their primary focus.

Finds stemmed variations of the search term.


Field searches require an exact match of the query term to appear in the results list. In contrast, zone searches can find documents containing stemmed variations of the search term if it is not enclosed in double quotation marks.

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