Full-Text Search Engine

The Full-Text Search engine provides comprehensive search capability for SEC EDGAR Filings since 1994. You will realize how powerful the engine is if you know a little bit more about it. We strongly suggest you to read through this post.

For example, to search "Kindle" and "Sale" within 5 words of each other in the filings of Amazon Inc, we can limit the company to Amazon Com LLC, and search the key words:

"Kindle Sale"~5

As shown in the "New Search" interface:


Want to know more? Please read on.

Boolean Operators


AND

The AND operator is the default conjunction operator. If there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the AND operator is used. 

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. 

To search for documents that contain "Enron scandal" and "Arthur Andersen" use the query:

"Enron scandal" AND "Arthur Andersen"

or

"Enron scandal"  "Arthur Andersen"



OR

To search for documents that contain either "Enron scandal" or just "Enron" use the query:

"Enron scandal" OR Enron

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain "Enron scandal" but not "Arthur Andersen" use the query:

"Enron scandal" NOT "Arthur Andersen"

Grouping

To search for either "Enron" or "Arthur Andersen" and "scandal" use the query:

(Enron OR "Arthur Andersen") AND scandal

Proximity

To do a proximity search use the tilde, "~", symbol at the end of a Phrase.

For example to search for a "Enron" and "scandal" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

"Enron scandal"~10