The databases are divided into groups. You can see the names of all of the groups, but you can only select and de-select the databases to which you subscribe. You can select and de-select an entire group of databases by clicking the check box to add or remove a tick. The CELEX database is divided into several sectors.
You can expand or contract a group by clicking the plus or minus sign. You can select and de-select individual sectors by clicking the plus sign to display a list, and then clicking a check box to add or remove a tick next to a sector.
You may need to scroll down the list to see all of the databases. The check box for a group turns grey when only some databases are selected.
Databases and groups to which you do not subscribe are greyed out, and cannot be selected.
To change the assortment of fields that are available for searching, click the Add / Remove Fields link (or the + sign next to it), and a list of fields will be displayed.
To see a list of all available fields, click the All link under “Field Categories”. You will probably need to scroll down to see all of the fields. To select all of the available fields, click to place a tick in the check box to the left of the All link.
To restrict the list to just the default fields, click the Default link under “Field Categories”. To select just the default fields, click to place a tick in the check box to the left of the Default link.
In the CELEX database, most of the fields are arranged in groups, whose names are listed under “Field Categories”. To restrict the right-hand list to the fields in one group, click the name of the group. To select all of the fields in a group, click to place a tick in the check box to the left of its name. For each group there is also a special all-inclusive field that will search all of the fields in the group, for example “All Reports” for the Reports group.
To select an individual field, click to place a tick in the check box next to its name. Click again to remove the tick and de-select the field.
When you have finished selecting fields, click “Close Add / Remove Fields”.
If you would like to be able to use your preferred collection of search fields when you come to the Search In EU screen, add and remove fields until you have the selection that you want, and then click the “Save the current form configuration” link:
Give your configuration a name, click the “Save” button, and it will be added to the list in the Search Preferences section of My Justis.
You can save more than one collection of fields, and load the one you want by clicking the “Load form configuration” link.
Click a radio button to select a configuration, and then click the “Done” button to load your chosen set of fields.
You can make one of your configurations the default, so that you see your preferred selection of fields each time that you go to the Search In EU screen, by clicking the check box and then clicking the “Done” button
You can manage your search forms (including deleting one or more of your configurations) in the Search Preferences section of My Justis.
Type your search terms into the text boxes, and then click the “Search” button just below the text boxes (some browsers allow you to press the Enter key on your keyboard).
There is one text box for each of the commonly-used fields in your chosen database(s). You can change the assortment of fields. There is also a text box for Full Text; terms that you type here will be searched for in all fields.
If you are not sure of the spelling of a word, or if you want to see variations of spellings, Justis can make suggestions as you type, even allowing for wild cards:
Use the up and down arrow keys until the word you want is highlighted. Then either press Enter (to select a word and start a search) or press the right arrow key (to select a word without starting a search). You can also click a word with your mouse, to select it without starting a search.
Suggestions appear when you have typed 4 characters. You can turn the Suggest function off or on in the Search Preferences section of My Justis.
You can use search operators to control the relationship between multiple terms within a field. You can also use wild cards to look for variants of your terms.
An AND operator is automatically used between terms and between fields. If you want to use OR or NOT operators between terms, just type them in. If you want to use OR or NOT operators between fields, then you must use the Full Text box.
When you have typed all of the terms for which you wish to search, click the “Search” button just below the text boxes (some browsers allow you to press the Enter key on your keyboard).
If your search finds more than one record, you will be shown a list of documents on the Results screen. If your search finds only one record, it will be displayed on the Document screen. If your search finds no records, you will see a message informing you of this.
If you want to clear the entries that you have made in the text boxes, click the “Clear” button just above the text boxes.
You can save your search strategies so that you can use them again without having to re-type them, by clicking “Save Search” in the Results Options panel on the Results screen.