Search Tips






Phrase Search

Words enclosed in double quotes appear exactly as typed in all results.


“professional negligence”


Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk *.


Comput* will retrieve compute, computer, computing etc.

Single asterisk* to truncate from 1 to 5 characters.



Double asterisk** for open-ended truncation.

Comput** will retrieve computer, computation, computerize etc.



Use ? to replace a single character within a word.

Wom?n will retrieve woman, women.



Use “and” or “or” to specify multiple words in any field, any order.

Landlord and tenant


“land law” and polic*


Use “and not” to exclude words.


“land law” and not introduc*


Use parentheses ( ) to group words together

when using Boolean operators.

(Singapore or Malaysia) and

(“criminal law” and not sentenc*)



Use “near” to specify words close to each other, in any order.


Employment near discrimination


Use “within #” to specify terms which occur within # words of each other in the record.


“Hong Kong” within 3 labour