You will find this database much more useful if you buy the Practitioner's Guide. Most of the search options are related to that book’s chapters and subsections.
You can search for case summaries in multiple ways.
The Chapter tab contains a drop down menu of the book’s sixty chapters. You can search for all of the case summaries in that chapter. They will be displayed by section number within the chapter you select. Within each section, case summaries will be displayed in reverse chronological order.
The other way to search is by using the Search tab. Most importantly, this tab lets you search by chapter and section number -- using the book as a reference, and supplementing the book discussion by looking for post-book case summaries. Using the selection menu on the left hand side of the screen, you can select more than one section in a chapter. This will display all of the cases summaries from the sections you have designated. For each section, the case summaries will be displayed in reverse chronological order. You can also narrow the search by selecting the jurisdiction, state, case date range, and whether I have designated the case as a “key case.”
You can also search for a particular case name, or for a specific word in the case summaries