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Q: How do I limit my search to a Knowledge Base space?


  • The Knowledge Base and its help system
  • I want to limit my Knowledge Base search to a single space


  • You can use special syntax in the search box to limit your search
  • The syntax to limit the search to a single space is spacekey:key where key is the space key identifying the space
  • To limit your search to a single space, you need to know the "space key" of the space
  • Some of the space keys in the Knowledge Base are:
Key Space
hd Help Desk Internal space (IS&T access only)
glossary Glossary of IT Terms (public)
istcontrib IS&T Contributions space (public)
mitcontrib MIT Community Contributions (public)


To search for the term "Apple Mail" only in the mitcontrib space, you would enter the following in the search box:

spacekey:mitcontrib Apple Mail

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February 14, 2014

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