Section 6: Using Date Ranges (to refine searches)
To specify a date range (for contributions made or received): Scroll to the bottom of the left-hand sidebar (see Figure 10). Select "All dates and election cycles" to return all campaign contributions made on or after January 1, 2001. Select the "Date range" button for a date-specific search.
You may leave either box blank for a broader search; leaving the starting date box blank defaults to 01/01/2001, while leaving the ending date box blank defaults to the present day. To select contributions within a specific election cycle (January of one year through December of the following year), select the "Election cycles" button and check the box(es) for the cycle(s) relevant to your search.
Figure 10 – Advanced Search Results Screen Components II