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Casemaker Weekly - September 9th

Wednesday, September 6, 2017  
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Searching for Statutes

You know exactly the citation for the statute you want and would you'd like to create a search and locate that statute. You can actually type that statute number in right into the search bar on the home page. First, select the jurisdiction of the statute using the jurisdiction menu which is the box with the blue downward pointing arrow between the search bar and the search button. Next, using the circles below the search bar, also known as radio buttons, select section. This tells Casemaker you want it to look for a statute section with the information you put in the search bar. Now enter your citation in the search bar and hit the blue search button. Your statute should pull right up!

Changing the Size on the Screen in Casemaker

When you are looking at a document in Casemaker you have the ability to increase the font with just one click. In the toolbar above the content of the document is a button with both a large and a small letter A (Aa). The first click on this will make the text size significantly larger, and with a second click, it returns to standard size.

Do you need more control or perhaps more than one step larger or smaller? You can zoom in or out on your Windows computer by holding down the CRTL key and hitting the + key (for larger) or the – key (for smaller). On a Mac computer, your key combination would be COMMAND and the + key (for larger) and COMMAND and the – key (for smaller). Those key combinations also work on other websites as well!

Citing References

While it is great to get that green thumbs up or red thumbs down from Casecheck+ to tell you if a case has been treated negatively in subsequent cases - it is also nice just to have a list of what actually cited the case you are reading. This is where Citing References comes in. When you are reading a case, you will notice in the bar above the case a link for Citing References. This will provide you with a list of cases that have cited this case. Links to these cases are included and will take you directly to the portion where the case you are researching is involved. When you pull up the list of Citing References you can narrow the results by keyword or jurisdiction using the menu on the left as well.

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