The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday it is now possible to search the contents of the information that companies are required to disclose in SEC filings using a new search tool on the agency’s Web site.

The full-text search tool allows users to enter a keyword or other search query and retrieve a list of related SEC filings, going back four years, on the SEC’s Edgar online reporting system. The tool allows searches of SEC filings by type of filing — stock registration statement, annual or quarterly financial report, etc., by company name, by industry code or by a specific time period.