To search your iPad, start on the home screen and swipe your finger to the right or click the Home button. This will bring up a Spotlight Search screen. You can search through your contacts, apps, music, podcasts, videos, audiobooks, notes, events, mail, reminders, and messages.
To limit what the Spotlight Search includes:
- Go to Settings>General>Spotlight Search
- Uncheck the items you do not what to include in the search