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===General Searching===
 
===General Searching===
 
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=====What Does the Create a Permanent Link Function Do?=====
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This link is found at the top of each search form and provides a permanent link back to each search form. For example, if you are on the All News form and want a permanent link to that form for future reference, click on the Create Permanent Link to link directly to All News. This link will not create a permanent link to a specific search or source. For information on how to create a permanent link to a source, see our article on [[URL API Specification]]. For information on how to create a permanent link to a document, see our article on the [[Permalink Icon]].
 
=====Does the Search Box on the Main Page Search Through All Titles in Academic?=====
 
=====Does the Search Box on the Main Page Search Through All Titles in Academic?=====
 
No. The search box on the main page of Academic searches four major group files at once, which gives users a broad mix of content in their results lists. The Main Page's Academic Search Box is a combined search of the following content sets:
 
No. The search box on the main page of Academic searches four major group files at once, which gives users a broad mix of content in their results lists. The Main Page's Academic Search Box is a combined search of the following content sets:
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If you use the Look Up a Legal Case widget on the Main Page, just type the names right in the two boxes. It doesn't matter which name you type first! For a more precise search, in the Search by Content Type menu, select the "Federal & State Cases" Search form. Use the [[Advanced Search: Build Your Own Search|Build Your Own Segment Search]] box to select the NAME() segment. Type either or both of the party names inside the parentheses.
 
If you use the Look Up a Legal Case widget on the Main Page, just type the names right in the two boxes. It doesn't matter which name you type first! For a more precise search, in the Search by Content Type menu, select the "Federal & State Cases" Search form. Use the [[Advanced Search: Build Your Own Search|Build Your Own Segment Search]] box to select the NAME() segment. Type either or both of the party names inside the parentheses.
  
=====What are Shepard's Citations? Why do I need them?=====
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=====What are Shepard's Citations? Why Do I Need Them?=====
  
 
Shepard's Citations are an extremely useful tool for legal research. By entering a case's citation number into Shepard's, you will see every time that case has been referenced, all treatments of the case, and, most importantly, whether or not the case is "good law." If the case has been over-ruled, it may no longer be cited, and is considered "bad law." To use Shepard's, you can either enter the citation number at the Shepard's Citation search form (listed on the right side, under Federal & State cases) or from inside an actual case, you may go to the "Next Steps" drop-down box in the upper right-hand corner of your document and select "Shepardize" from the list. [[Shepard's Citations | More...]]
 
Shepard's Citations are an extremely useful tool for legal research. By entering a case's citation number into Shepard's, you will see every time that case has been referenced, all treatments of the case, and, most importantly, whether or not the case is "good law." If the case has been over-ruled, it may no longer be cited, and is considered "bad law." To use Shepard's, you can either enter the citation number at the Shepard's Citation search form (listed on the right side, under Federal & State cases) or from inside an actual case, you may go to the "Next Steps" drop-down box in the upper right-hand corner of your document and select "Shepardize" from the list. [[Shepard's Citations | More...]]

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