Recent Q-Dex On-Line Improvements:
1. Drop Down Menu Search Box: For Field Search queries, below each drop down menu box (Issues, Sub-Issues, Conditions, etc.) there is now a "Search" box. Type a word or phrase into that box and every entry in the drop down menu that contains that word or phrase will pop-up in a smaller "sub-menu" box. Click on the issue you wish to search. To multi-select, either type the word/phrase again to bring up the sub-menu box and click the next issue or, as before, you can select from the primary drop down menu using the control key as you select.
2. Case Copy Search: It is now possible to perform a word or phrase search directly against the cases. The prior ability to perform a word or phrase search against our abstracts remains in tact as well. The new query is entitled "Case Word Search" and can be accessed via Members/Research. It is the 3rd entry (available 9/25/15). There are 2 ways to perform a search: either against a selected number of years of cases or you can input up to 5 specific case numbers.
We recommend limiting the number of years you search at any given time as each year of cases involves thousands and thousands of pages. Your search will go faster with a smaller range of years per search. The Commission cases are on-line back to 1999 through the published 2015 decisions; the Appellate and Supreme Court WC cases are on-line from 2004 through current 2015 along with select prior cases. We add to this database regularly.
After performing a search, the answer page will contain the first 3 instances of the word/phrase, along with a link to the PDF case copy. If that link is selected, the PDF case copy will appear on the left of the screen and on the right the case copy appears with the searched word/phrase highlighted.
Also on the answer page, on the left of the screen, is the Qdex case number. If you click on that link you will see all the abstracts, in every chapter, that we've entered for this case. The Case Word Search query will search every case in your parameter, even if we haven't entered an abstract for the case.
3. Log Out: In the upper left of the screen at the bottom of the blue banner is a log out button.
4. Subscription Expiration Notice: As your license nears its expiration date you will receive a notice when you log on telling you the expiration date and giving you re-ordering options. If you re-order prior to your expiration date, the new license term starts on the expiration date, not on the order date.