Search Tips

With IntelliConnect’s ground breaking search features, you can customise your search experience so that it yields very specific, up-to-the minute results.

Search Operator Quick Reference

Connector Example Result
AND court AND appeals Returns documents containing both court and appeals.
OR misleading OR deceptive Returns documents containing misleading or deceptive. Your results will also contain documents that contain both misleading and deceptive.
NOT misleading NOT deceptive Returns documents containing misleading but not deceptive.
w/n home w/5 office Returns documents that contain home within 5 words of office.
Note: value of n cannot exceed 127 words.
w/sen "home office" w/sen expenses Returns documents that contain home office within 20 words of expenses.
Note: use quotation marks when searching for an exact phrase in combination with other search terms.
w/par "home office" w/par expenses Returns documents that contain home office within 80 words of expenses.
Note: use quotation marks when searching for an exact phrase in combination with other search terms.
f/n credit f/3 foreign Returns documents that contain credit followed by foreign by no more than 3 words.
p/n foreign p/3 credit Returns documents that contain credit preceded by foreign by no more than 3 words.
* depreciat* Returns documents containing depreciate, depreciating, depreciation etc.
? ??clude Returns documents containing exclude, include, occlude etc.

Refer to the following list for search tips and links designed to assist you in running a search that compliments your research experience.

Using an Exact Phrase in your Search - Search for an exact phrase or multiple phrases, i.e. search for all the search terms in the phrase in the exact order in which they appear.

Using Boolean and Proximity Connectors in your search - Use Boolean and Proximity connectors to indicate relationships between two or more terms and only return results that fit that criteria.

Using Wildcards in your search - Use wildcards to retrieve or return all variations of a search term. A wildcard is a special character (for example ? or *) which can be used in a search phrase to represent the presence of one (?) or more than one (*) unspecified characters. For example, the search string depreciat* will return documents containing the words depreciate, depreciating and depreciation.

Searching for Documents - This processallows you toeasily find documents that match specific search criteria.

Searching your Entire Subscription - This process enables you to search your entire subscription by simply typing your search term(s) in the search box and clicking . All of the documents containing your search terms are returned.

Searching within your Search Results - This progressive feature lets you narrow the scope of your search results even further by allowing you to search within your search results. In other words, you can search your search results.

Searching Selected Content - With this distinctive feature, you can target selected content for your search.

Searching by Date Range - This process lets you search for documents that fall within a specific date range.

Searching within a Document - This process lets you search within documents you have found while performing research.

Searching My Favourites - This process lets you run a search that targets only those items you select from My Favourites.

Searching by Pinpoint - If you know a document reference number (for example a section number, or case), you can search for it using Pinpoint.

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