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23 Feb 2021 Author : InfoPro Community Manager

Knowledge & Research Consultant Research Tip: Quickly zero in on documents with in-depth discussion of a topic using the ATLEAST command

The ATLEAST command requires that a term or terms appear “at least” a specified number of times in a document.

For example, searching ATLEAST10(CERCLA) requires references to CERCLA to appear in every document at least 10 times. You can use ATL as a shortcut instead of writing out ATLEAST, and use upper or lower case, e.g.,  ATL10(CERCLA) or atleast10(CERCLA).

Here you can see the case law results in which CERCLA appears at least 10 times. If you are interested in a different content set, expand Categories. Still too many? The Search Within Results filter is a helpful option. Add more terms and increase the required number of times CERCLA must appear in each document, e.g., atleast20(CERCLA).


Whether you start with the ATLEAST command in your search or use it to refine results using Search Within Results, this Boolean command will help quickly generate results focused on the more substantive documents on your topic.