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ProQuest Supreme Court Insight


Advantages to using Advanced Search:

  • Often the most efficient way to search

Disadvantages to using Advanced Search:

  • You may inadvertently exclude a document you want if you search too narrowly
  • To take full advantage of the search features, you must already know a little bit about the document you want to retrieve

Using Advanced Search:

  • Search by all words except full text, all words including full text, popular law name, subject, attorney's name, justice's name, petitioner, respondent, case name, and amicus curiae. 
  • Narrow by content type on the left-hand side of the screen 
  • Limit by date or Court term below the search bar
  • Limit by whether or not the case was heard, characteristics of the case, court of origin, opinion type, justices involved, and amicus curiae briefs.
  • Click on the "Find Terms" link next to the search box.  A screen will pop up that suggests possible search terms








If you make use of the many Advanced Search features, you will not even need to filter your results.  However if you wish:

  • Along the left-hand side of the page we can filter our results by date or Court term, whether or not the case was heard, case characteristics, and all the other search limitations available to you at the beginning of your advanced search.
  • You can also search your results by entering new search terms and checking the "search within results" box