Databases separate information into fields.
For focused searches, most databases allow you to limit your search to a field.
Common database fields include:
You can tell the database where to search for a certain word in the record. Telling the database to search in one specific area for a word or words is called field searching.
Where will the database search when each field is chosen?
Here are some common fields you can search in most databases and what they mean:
Some databases have additional specialized fields you can search. Look in the database's Help menu where you can learn about their fields. (also called Indexes)