Search a Database allows you to search an entire AllSearch database, running a comprehensive search at one time, instead of having to search through individual documents. You can query the database for a specific piece of information, allowing you to find “a needle in a haystack” quickly, or to easily find multiple documents that may be relevant to your query.

Your AllSearch database may consist of pleadings, discovery, transcripts, jury instructions, or any other records. AllSearch allows you to create your own unique databases and works with a wide variety of file types, including doc, .docx, .eml, .htm, .html, .msg, .pdf, .rtf, .txt, .wpd files. For help creating an AllSearch database, or other questions about AllSearch, you can view the following Help Article: How do I use AllSearch? | Casetext Help Center.

Step-by-step instructions

(1) Launch “Search a Database”: To get started, click on the “Search a Database” button from the skills menu.

(2) Choose the database that CoCounsel should search: You can select one AllSearch database to query at a time:

**Uploaded file sizes should not exceed 500 MB per file.

(3) Enter the question that you would like CoCounsel to answer: After you select your database, enter your query into the text box. In formulating your query, you should use natural language, as if you were explaining your search query to a colleague. You should enter one question only. For optimal results, please use precise, specific language.

Upon clicking the blue “Submit” button, CoCounsel will confirm the interpretation of the question is correct. If the interpretation is correct, you can click “Submit” again, or edit your question.

(4) Review CoCounsel’s output:

The results will stream live as CoCounsel answers your question. When CoCounsel completes your query, you can view the full response by clicking on the “arrows” that appear in the upper right corner of the answer box in the chat (shown in the red box below):

When you are in “full response” view, you can click on the hyperlinks in the results to access the source of the citation from your AllSearch database (shown in the green boxes below):

By clicking the “Download” button on the bottom right corner of the screen, you can download your results in Word format.

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