Intelliconnect is research platform, developed by Wolters Kluwer, with resources organized by practice area. Each practice area contains various resources organized in an intuitive manner to assist the busy practitioner. A helpful shortcut is to use the “Citations” button. Here is an example:
You have a case involving Internal Revenue Code Section 108 and you need to retrieve that code section. From the home screen, locate the “Citations” button.
Click this button and you will be given various resource options in the left window. We are looking for an Internal Revenue Code section, so click the + beside “Federal Tax.” Keep expanding down through the categories under “Federal Tax Primary Sources” until you can click directly on “Current Internal Revenue Code.” At this point, you can type in 108 to retrieve results for that section.
If you click “Go,” you will get a results page based on current and former versions of § 108. The first result is the most current one and if you click on it, the window will split into two, with all the results on top and the one you chose on the bottom. This result gives you the full text of § 108. In the result, you can click on “Related Information Federal” to retrieve other code sections that relate to § 108 and history documents.
There are two other ways to search by citation, if you do not like the method just illustrated. One is to do exactly what we did in our first step by drilling down to “Current Internal Revenue Code” and instead of typing 108 into the box we used, you can type it into the box above. Below the box we used in the first example are the appropriate forms for the citation if you are going to use the top text box in the window.
The final method is probably the easiest and can be done in one simple step off the home screen if you know the proper format for the citation of the resource you are looking to retrieve. In the very top area, under Search/Browse, click the arrow and select “Citations.” After doing this, you can type in the citation for the resource you need and click “Go.”
~Samantha Souza, L’12~