Tip 8. Use your browser’s “Find” command

Sometimes, your Internet search retrieves a long document, such as a long case or statute. And, sometimes, you want to quickly find only the part of the document that relates directly to your search term. In this situation, it helps to use your browser’s “Find” command.

For example, say you want judicial interpretation of a new Evidence Act. Your search retrieves a case that discusses not only the new Evidence Act but also questions of substantive criminal law. If you want to quickly get to the places where the court discusses the Evidence Act, then follow these instructions:

For Internet Explorer or Firefox on a Windows operating system:

  • Make sure you have the document, such as a web page, open.
  • Select the Edit menu.
  • Choose the menu item that says, “Find on this page”.
  • Alternatively, press CTRL and F.
  • A search box will appear.
  • Type “Evidence Act” into the search box.
  • Press “Next” to scroll through all the instances of the phrase “Evidence Act” that appear in your document.

If you’re using Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari on a Macintosh, the procedure is the same, except that the keyboard shortcut is COMMAND and F.

For users of other Internet browsers, please read your browser’s Help section.

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