|CASE SEARCH QUICK GUIDE|
|1. General Search:|
This general search has been integrated with the Google custom search. the Google search is simple, just type in whatever you are looking for, case name, number, judges name, cause list, date etc, click the search button to the right of the tab or hit the enter key on your key board and Google will search the website for content that is relevant to your search.
|2. Specific Search|
Searching in the specific search mode is suited for finding a particular case when you have details that describe the case at hand e.g. (names of parties, case number, and date of delivery)
To find a case according to its details (names of parties, case number, and date of delivery) one need not fill in all the fields. You may use any one or more search criteria; search using whatever information you have.
Searching in general mode is suited for finding any or all cases that contain a given word, set of words or phrase.
|3. Boolean Search|
This is an advanced search that allows one to search the database for the keywords that best describe your area of. The power of Boolean searching is based on combinations of keywords with connecting terms called operators. The three basic operators are the terms AND, OR, and NOT.
The operator AND narrows a search by combining terms and retrieves every document that contains both of the words specified. For example to locate cases on advocate taxation using this search the engine will search the database and retrieve every record containing both of the words advocate and taxation and only the records containing both words will be retrieved.
The OR operator broadens or widens a search to include documents containing either keyword. The OR search is particularly useful when there are several common synonyms for a case or variant spellings of a name. For example to locate cases involving murder the engine will search the database for all cases containing murder and all cases containing manslaughter and retrieve them all. The OR searches often produce large numbers of documents.