Gann Online Help: Search by Case Name
Search by Case Name
If you want to search for a specific case and know only the case name (or a part of the name) and not the case citation, choose the Search by Case Name option.
First, enter as much of the case name as you know for certain, being careful to use capital letters where appropriate. For a criminal case where the defendant's name was Smith, you could enter State v. Smith or Smith. Note that name searches include all variations: searching for Smith will also return Smithson; searching for Medici will also return Medicine.
Then click on the Search button to the right. Using the Enter key will return an error ("Your Search String is Empty.").
Or retrieve a prior search by clicking on the Get Last 10 Searches link at the top of the search box.
If there is more than one case, the results of the search will be presented as a list in alphabetical order. If there is more than one case with the exact same name, results will be presented divided by reporter (such U.S., N.J., N.J. Super.), and within each reporter, in reverse chronological order (newest to oldest). Once you select the case you wish to use from the list, or if there is only one case, a results box will appear:
First, you'll see the name of the case with any subsequent history. That is followed by a box setting out all Gann treatises and databases in which the case appears, indicating the number of "hits" in each database or treatise in the form of links allowing you to navigate to those citations. Subscribers and non-subscribers alike can always see where every result of a search occurs throughout the entire Gann Library. If your particular search leads you to a treatise to which you're not subscribed, you'll be able to see the exact location of the hit in a familiar Table of Contents format. To then go further and read the section where the hit occurs, you'll have the opportunity to subscribe on the spot for instant access to that treatise.
Beneath the links box, you will find the full text of the case itself.
When you click on a hits navigation link for a Gann Treatise, you will be presented with the hits in that treatise in context: exactly where they appear in the familiar Table of Contents format. That way, you can choose the hit most relevant to your research without wasting time looking at issues that are not important to you.
When you click on a hits navigation link for N.J. and N.J. Super. cases, you will be presented with a list of cases in which your search term appears. The cases are organized first by reporter (such as U.S., N.J., N.J. Super.) and, within each reporter, in reverse chronological order (newest to oldest). Next to each case name, you will see how many times the search term is repeated, so you can see at a glance which cases are most relevant to your research. Each case name is a link you can click to open the text of the case, and each hit within the case has links to take you to the next hit or back to the previous hit.