Creating an Advanced DIY Keyword Search

Modified on: Thu, 26 Jan, 2023 at 3:08 AM

The following section will guide you through the process of creating an effective Keyword Search that can be used to bring coverage into your system using Boolean Syntax. We recommend viewing our Concepts for Creating Effective Basic Keyword Searches document before creating a search.

To begin the process of creating either a basic or advanced keyword search,

Click on the person icon in the upper right-hand corner of your system and select settings.

Updated Settings


1. Find the Keyword Searches searches panel on the left

2. Click New Search in the Keyword Searches area



Once you select New Search,

  1. You will be presented with a form of fields to use in creating a basic search by default.
  2. Notice that if you create a basic search, the Boolean logic has already been inserted and cannot be changed.
  3. If you prefer the advanced search option to incorporate other or additional Boolean logic, turn the toggle on.

The form presented for creating an advanced search will have a search box where you can type in important terms for your search with the accepted Boolean logic that you prefer.


The keywords area is where you can type in your Boolean statements.  For a list of operators that are accepted, click here.

Is in the following languages: This is where you can identify what language(s) you would like your content to come in as.

Originates in the following countries: This is where you can identify the countries in you would like your outlet to be located.


Is from the following sources: What media types would you like this search to capture?  Please note that this will only allow you to capture media types you are currently subscribed to. To learn more about creating a Social Media search, click here.

Once you are happy with your search, click Preview Results.


You will then see a sample of coverage that matches your search from the last 30 days.  This coverage will NOT be pushed into your system (please use our archive search to find old content) but will give you an idea of what you can expect going forward.

  1. If you are happy with your results, click Save Search and type in a name.  This will bring all matches to that search into your system in the future.
  2. If you need to revise your search for any reason, click Revise Search Criteria


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