Simple Search Tool
Welcome to the search tool! Search phrases are translated automatically into the query syntax supported by the platform you are searching against. This saves you from having to learn the often esoteric syntax for each platform and API.
You also have the option to write queries in plain text with syntax highlighting by using the Advanced Search, something users of previous versions of Media Cloud may be familiar with.
Search phrases are being translated automatically into the query syntax supported by the platform you are searching against. This saves you from having to learn the esoteric syntax for each platform and API.
Advanced Search Tool
Option to write queries in plain text with syntax highlighting. Import to make sure the query syntax is correct for the chosen platform. Once Advanced search is chosen, there is no going back to your query in the Simple Search view.
Here you can choose collections or sources to search against for each platform tab. Due to how we access each platform’s API, cross-platform searches are not currently supported.
- These are curated collections that appear based on platform.
- Other collections may be available, but these are often the highlights of our current collections.
Search Collections or sources for Selected Platform
- Search for any source or collection from our database, based on platform.
- We recommend finding sources by searching the domain name of the resource you are interested in.
- You can add multiple collections and/or sources to a search.
You are able to limit a search to specific date periods. The dates that are available to search will adjust over time as Media Cloud ingests historical data. Current date fields available are:
- Wayback Machine before 8/1/22
- Pushshift before 11/1/22
Copy a url of an in progress query or a query that has been run, to share with others.
See the total number of hits and the % of stories your topic returned for a time period
Attention over time
Check day by day what the number of hits or % of stories your topic was for a time period
Get a small sample of results from your query, will change depending on platform, option to download for each platform
Experimental feature to see words that appear most often in results
Experimental feature to see what languages that appear most often in results
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