What does full text mean?

A full-text database is a where the complete text of each referenced document is available for online viewing, printing, or downloading.

On Justis, a full-text document is the judgment, law report or statute. This is in contrast to indexed content, where we provide a listing of that case or statute, with metadata and links to where you can find the document itself.

We have extensive full-text databases for case law and legislation from the UK, Ireland, the Caribbean, Australia, Canada and Europe, as well as the full-text for a variety of international content.  When you search these by keyword, or phrase, Justis also searches the text of the judgment/act for results. If we have the full text available, you will see a blue paper icon on the bottom right hand corner of the result. 

You can instruct Justis to search only full text databases under the search box. Select 'filter results' and tick the box at the bottom of box that appears 'full text only'. This will remove anything without the little blue paper icon from your results list. 

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