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Type the KEYWORD(s) you want, select limits, and click Submit:

Keyword Quick Tips


Multiple words are searched together as one phrase.

United States supreme court


Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk.

environment* polic*

fyodor* dost*


Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words. Parentheses group words together when using Boolean operators.

(connecticut or massachusetts) and child*

(alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)

Note that you can use these clauses in combination with selections from the operator pulldown menu (as indicated in brackets).

corporate [And] (Islam or Sharia) [And]

Proximity (Near, Within)

Use "near" to specify words close to each other, in any order.

constitution near germany

politics within 3 (plan or plans or planning or strategy)

Field limits

Specify fields to search using the Field pulldown menu (as indicated in brackets)

[Author] Langbein

About Ranked Results

Keyword search results are ranked by relevancy. This is intended to bring the best results to the top and to group the remaining results based on relevance to your keyword search term(s).

Results will appear in up to 5 groups depending on search results. Groups are ordered by Date.

If no results are found in these groups will appear at the right. Use this button to launch a search of a database of cooperating law libraries.

Additional Help

For additional information on keyword searching follow this link.
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