Provides tips on searching information on this Portal in an effective way.

For using the Search Facility

An easy to access search button is available on the top right of the website on every page to facilitate searching on the website.

You can search for documents or content with entries that contain:

  • Any of the words you specify
  • All of the words you specify
  • The words you specify in the order you entered (exact phrase)

You can search for documents or content with entries in:

  • FDA Directory
  • Events
  • Venues
  • Legislation (Circulars, Orders, Notifications)
  • Articles
  • You can combine these criteria in the same search to specify complex and sophisticated searches.

Searching Tips

  • When searching, don't enter plural forms such as "press releases" because the server will only find documents with releases (plural) in the title or keywords. If you enter release (singular), the server will list entries with both release and releases.
  • All searches are case-insensitive. That is, words are looked for regardless of capitalization.