Results List Page

Your search results may be presented in one of the following ways:

  • For searches that retrieve multiple documents, your results display as a list of documents in the categories you selected when you selected the filters for your search. The number of results found for each category is displayed following the category name, and next to each filter in the pane on the left. If more than 10,000 results were found for a category, (10,000+) is displayed. The first category listed is the category you chose to start in. To display the documents for a different category, select it from the left pane.

    Your search terms appear at the top left of the page below the navigation bar.

  • If you retrieved an individual document by entering its citation in the search box, it is displayed as the only document in the results list. To see a list of other documents that reference the citation, select the Results List link at the top of the page.
  • Multiple documents retrieved by a single citation (such as table cases) display as a list of documents on the results page.
  • If you enter multiple citations in the search box, your results display as a list of documents on a results page.

Select any highlighted search term in a document in your results list to open that document, scrolled to the location of the search term.

The search form is displayed at the top of your results so you can modify your search terms or the content type, jurisdiction, practice area, etc. you want to search, and run the search again.

ValueDescription
Results for [your search terms]Displays your search terms.
Create an alertClick to save your search to run automatically on a schedule you specify.
Actions

Click this to display a list of additional things you can do with your results.

Add search to folder
Select this to save your search to a folder.
Run search as terms & connectors
Run the search as a terms & connectors search.
Include legal phrase equivalents
Expand the search results to include all legal phrase equivalents for the selected keyword.
+ Expanded results
Expand your results to include all the documents containing any of your search terms. (This option displays only if you ran a Natural Language search.)
- Fewer results
Display only the results that contain all of your search terms. (This option displays only if you selected + Expanded results from the Actions menu after a Natural Language search.)
Link to this page
Select to display the permanent link for the page so you can copy it to save or share it with others.
Graphical view

To display the location and distribution of each of your search terms in each of the documents in your results in a graphical display, select this icon. You can set a default for this view in Settings.

Full view

To display the results page with each document showing the title and several lines of text to help provide context, select this icon. You can set a default for this view in Settings.

Title view

To display the results page with each document showing the title and 4 additional pieces of information (such as the court, jurisdiction, or judgment date), select this icon. You can set a default for this view in Settings.

Sort by

By default, the documents in your results list are sorted by relevance.

Select an option from this list to sort in a different order. You can select from relevance, document title (A to Z or Z to A), jurisdiction, court, or date (newest to oldest or oldest to newest).

Jump to

In the Snapshot view, use the Jump to drop-down list to display the results for the other categories you selected when you selected the filters for your search.

Narrow By

If your search has resulted in a large answer set, you can narrow your results to the documents most relevant to your search by using any of the filters in the Narrow By pane on the left side of your results.

  • Use the Search Within Results filter to find documents within your results that contain specific search terms. For example, if you entered the search terms: dog bite liability and your answer set is very large, you might enter the terms: assumed risk to narrow the results to only documents that also contain those terms.
  • Use the other filters, such as Content Type, Jurisdiction, Timeline, Sources, etc. to narrow your results to cases in your jurisdiction, a specific time frame, etc. You can select whether you want location-related filters (jurisdiction, location, and court) to be sorted by number of results or alphabetically by default, in Settings. You can also choose to have the three jurisdictions and locations you use most often listed first.

To select several criteria in a category, use Select multiple.

Note:
  • If you are viewing your results in the Cases category, Category is not displayed in the Narrow By pane because your results are already narrowed to the Cases category and can't be narrowed any further. However, some categories, such as Analytical Materials can be further narrowed down, so the subcategories are displayed under Category when you are viewing your results from the Analytical Materials category.
  • The categories and headings in the Narrow By pane depend on the kind of search you ran. For example, a legal search may have headings for Federal and specific states under the Jurisdiction category. Results for a Shepard's® search may have headings for Warning, Caution, Positive, etc. under the Analysis category.
  • Documents may appear in more than one category. For example, case law documents would appear in the "Cases" category, in one of the jurisdictions, and would also contain a number of keywords and/or citations.

To return to a previous results set after filtering one or more times, select the Clear link under your selections at the top of the Narrow By pane to close that version. When you have closed all the versions, your original results are displayed on the right side of the results view.

Practice Areas & Topics

Select specific practice areas and topics available to display search results associated with the selected practice area or topic.

Tip: Click the Select multiple link to select multiple practice areas or topics.
Timeline

To select a specific date range and display the number of results within it, you can do one of the following:

  • Slide the indicator toward the center of the diagram from either end and select OK
  • Enter a beginning and ending date in mm/dd/yyyy format and select OK
Most Cited

A list of links to related results for the most cited documents related to your search.

Tip: Click More to view more results, or select Less to view fewer results.
Keyword

A list of links to related results for similar keyword searches.

Tip: Click More to view more results, or select Less to view fewer results.
Did you mean:You may see suggested search terms here if there are terms closely related to those you entered that might improve your search results. Click the suggested terms if you want to see the results for those terms instead of what you entered. The suggested terms will replace those you entered in the search box.
Add to folderTo select one or more documents to add to a folder, select the checkboxes next to the documents in the list, and then select the Add to folder icon at the top of the column.
Print to attached printerTo select one or more documents to print to an attached printer, select the checkboxes next to the documents in the list, and then select the Printer icon from the delivery toolbar. (To specify your delivery settings before completing the delivery, click the Delivery Settings icon.)
SaveTo select one or more documents to save to your computer, select the checkboxes next to the documents in the list, and then select the Save icon from the delivery toolbar. (To specify your delivery settings before completing the delivery, click the Delivery Settings icon.)
EmailTo select one or more documents to email, select the checkboxes next to the documents in the list, and then select the Email icon from the delivery toolbar.
Send to DropboxTo select one or more documents to send to Dropbox, select the checkboxes next to the documents in the list, and then select the Send to Dropbox icon from the delivery toolbar. (To specify your delivery settings before completing the delivery, click the Delivery Settings icon.)
Get It NowTo get a document outside of your subscription, select this icon.
Printable Page Printable pageClick to view the list in a printer-friendly format.
Previous n NextClick the right or left arrow to display the previous or next group of documents in your results.
Document TitleTo view the full document, select the document title. To sort your results alphabetically by document title, select the column header. Click it again to restore it to the original order.
View Table of ContentsSelect this to view the table of contents for the document, if the document has one.
JurisdictionThe jurisdiction of the document.
CourtThe court of the document.
DateThe date of the document.
1 2 3 4 5 ...Indicates which page in your results set you are viewing. Click a different page number to display that page, or use the right or left arrows to scroll through your results set.

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