Academic Document Sections
A document section is an element within the document such as "Byline", "Date", etc. These sections are useful when you need to narrow your search to something very specific, like an author's name or a word in the headline.
Common News Document Sections
Body: The text of the article.
Byline: In newspaper articles, this section contains the name of the person identified as the author. When searching journals or other publications, you would use the "author" section.
City: Usually, the city in which the piece of news took place.
Company: Particularly useful when looking for SEC filings, this is simply the company name.
Country: Usually, the country in which the piece of news took place.
Date: The publication date.
Geographic: The geopgraphic region of the story.
Headline: In newspaper articles, this section contains all headings and subheadings of the article. When searching journals or other publications, you would use the "title" section.
Hlead: In newspaper articles, this section contains the headline, highlight, and lead sections. When searching journals or other publications, you would use the "title" section.
Industry: This document section will search industry indexing terms.
Language: This indicates the language in which the document appears in the database.
Lead: In newspaper articles, this section contains the first few sentences or paragraphs of a story's text.
Length: A numerical value and arithmetically searchable. This section will show the number of words in an article. For example, if you want to make sure that all of your results are full-text articles instead of abstracts, sometimes it is useful to add something like ">500" in the length document section.
Load-date: The date the document was loaded into the database.
Organization: This document section searches the organization index terms.
Person: This document section searches the names of persons indexed in the document.
Product: This document section searches the name of products indexed in the document.
Publication: Contains the copyright and publication name.
Section: This section contains the section and subsection of a document as well as the volume, issue, and page number.
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