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one year ago | rodrigo

Search in your workspace

Notion is designed for you to add as many layers of information as you and your team needs to solve any problem. Search ensures that this "second brain" in Notion is an easily navigable archive of information 🔍

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  • Using Search
  • Sort your search results
  • Filter your search results
  • Only search titles
  • Created by
  • Teamspace
  • In page
  • Date
  • Recent pages
  • Recent searches
  • Using database search
  • Database search vs. workspace search
Using Search
  • When you want to find something specific — either a page or a piece of content on a page — click the Search button at the top of your left-hand sidebar.

  • You can also open search with shortcut cmd/ctrl + P (one of our most popular shortcuts!)
  • cmd/ctrl + K also works, if your cursor is not focused on a block.
  • Type your search term at the top of the search window. You'll also see your recently viewed pages and searches listed below so you can click to jump to one of them right away. This window is keyboard friendly, too, so you can use your arrow keys to scroll.

Tip: Hold cmd/ctrl while clicking any of these results to open in a new tab (web app) or a new window (desktop app)!

Sort your search results

Once you search for something, you'll see the option to sort at the top left of the search window. Click the dropdown menu to reveal these sorting options:

  • Best Matches (default): The most relevant results will be shown first. Pages that have been recently edited show up higher on the list, and page titles are weighted much higher than page contents.
  • Last Edited: Newest First: Shows content that was recently edited by you or someone else in your workspace first.
  • Last Edited: Oldest First: Shows content that was recently edited by you or someone else in your workspace last.
  • Created: Newest First: Shows content that was recently created first.
  • Created: Oldest First: Shows content that was recently created last.
Filter your search results

You'll see the option to filter your search results underneath the input area.

By combining filters, you can refine your search results to find exactly what you're looking for!

Only search titles

If you turn this on, you'll only see results where your search term matches the title of a page. Any content inside of a page won't be considered.

Created by

This filter limits search results to content created by one or more people in your workspace.


This filter is visible in Plus, Business or Enterprise Plan workspaces and allows you to filter based on teamspaces that you have access to. Learn more about teamspaces here →

In page

This filter search results to content included in the page (or pages) you select. Subpages contained within your chosen pages will also be included.


This filter limits search results to content that was created or edited within a chosen date range.

  • Click the Date button to bring up a pop-up calendar menu.
  • At the top, choose whether to filter by created date or last edited date.
  • Using the calendar, choose a start or end date, or a specific range.
Recent pages

When you first open the search window, you'll see a list of pages listed under Recent Pages. These are all pages from your workspace that you've visited lately.

  • To clear your history of recently visited pages, click Clear at the top right of the Recent Pages section in the search window.
Recent searches

When you search for something and there are 1 or more results, we'll save this search for later under Recent Searches in the search window.

  • Click on any of the items under Recent Searches to quickly pull up that search term with any filters you applied in the past.
  • If you search for the same search term again but with different filters, it won't be included twice under Recent Searches. We'll just update the filter criteria for that search term.
  • To clear your history of recent searches, click Clear at the top right of the Recent Searches section of the search window.
Using database search
  • When you search for something in the database search bar, it will surface database entries that contain your search term in the page title or property values (but not the page contents).
  • For example, if you search for "Urgent," your database will quickly filter to only display entries that contain "Urgent" in the title or property values:

Database search vs. workspace search
  • Database search will search for property values such as Status = In Progress or the names of database entries added in a relation column. Workspace search will not.
  • Workspace search will search the content included inside database pages. Database search will not.