allows searching of different "areas" of the document. (e.g. you could search for the keyword "wine" in just the title field of a web document; you may also search for headings within a document or search for an image)
allow you to search for Web pages by their components, or fields. Field searches allow you to search: titles, URLS, summaries, text, etc., to increase the relevance of your results. Seaching for documents with "civil war" in their title fields may increase the relevance of your results dramatically
A strategy in which you limit a search to a particular field. In a search engine, you might search only the URL field. By narrowing the scope of searchable items, field searching helps to eliminate the chance of retrieving irrelevant information.
Allows searchers to focus the search strategy on a particular part, or "field," of the record. Examples of fields: author, title, journal, date, descriptor. In Nexis, this is called "segment searching."
ability to limit a search by requiring that the search term is present in a specific 'field' (category of data) in the record. Field searching is often done with categories such as author and date that are common to most records.
The ability to limit your search to a particular field. In a search engine, an example would be to search only the URL field. In a library catalog, you could search for items by author, title, subject, call number, or any other data element that was designated as a field. Field searching helps to eliminate the chance of retrieving irrelevant information by narrowing the scope of searchable items.