How do I narrow or filter my results after a search?
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 Category, Jurisdiction, Timeline, Sources, etc. to narrow your results to cases in your jurisdiction, a specific time frame, etc. The filters that are available for narrowing your results depend on what kind of search you ran and what types of content your results contain. For example, if you ran a legal search, the filters in the Narrow By pane include Cases, Statutes, Court, Jurisdiction, etc. If you ran a Shepard's® search, the filters include Jurisdiction, Analysis, etc.
See the table below for more information about using filters.
After running a search and reviewing your results: