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Business Division > Corporations > Corporations Online > Business Entity Name Search Tips Business Entity Name Search Tips

Full Word Search:
Full Word Search looks for an exact match on a word within an entity name. If you enter "Ford" the search would return all entities which have "Ford" as a word in their name. If you enter "Ford Motor" the search would return all entities which have "Ford Motor" in their names. The search will not return "FordMotor Inc". The search would, however, return "Ford Motor Inc".

Partial Word Search:
Partial word search looks for a series of letters at the beginning of a word within an entity name. If you enter "lil" the search would return all entities which contain "lil" at the beginning of a word. For example, results would include Lilly Inc., Eli Lilly Inc. and Lillian Smith Family Trust, Inc.

When you are searching for information on a company which has "and" or "&" as a part of its name, you may need to perform your search using both cases in order to produce satisfactory results.

Special searches:
Some special cases exist that would require extended search or download times that would not be practical for interactive use. Additional types of searches are available upon request. For example, searches by registered agent, officer name, or new entities filed during a particular time period can be performed on your behalf by Access Indiana during non-peak periods and returned to you via email. To place an order for a special search, click here.