Who:     

Jonathan, a sophomore at State University

Class

Introduction to Political Sociology

Assignment:

Select a topic of interest and retrieve a public law text related to that topic

Objective

Locate a public law text

Starting Info:

Chooses terrorism as his topic

  1. Selects Legislative Histories, Bills & Laws from the left-hand navigation bar.

  2. Selects Public Laws on the Keyword Search tab, types in terrorism, and clicks the Search key.

  3. Retrieves numerous results and begins to scroll through the results list when he remembers hearing about the Patriot Act and decides that he wants to narrow his search to look for that specific act.

  4. Notices the FOCUS™ Search button in the upper right hand corner and, since he doesn’t know the full name of the Patriot Act, types in Patriot Act and clicks the Search button.

  5. Retrieves his results set and is quickly able to read through the results to find:

UNITING AND STRENGTHENING AMERICA BY PROVIDING APPROPRIATE TOOLS REQUIRED TO INTERCEPT AND OBSTRUCT TERRORISM (USA PATRIOT ACT) ACT OF 2001

which is the public law he wanted to find.

Search Tip: Use the FOCUS Search to narrow a results set.