Welcome to our LEGENDcom instructional training video. There are two types of search available in LEGENDcom; basic search and advanced search. Today I am going to show you how to use the basic search to quickly access information in LEGENDcom.
On screen: LEGENDcom homepage
The basic search screen is located on the right hand side of the homepage. Enter your query term into the keyword/phrase box. To search for a Schedule 2 page enter the word ‘subclass’ and the visa number into the keyword/phrase box. For example if I was searching for a Schedule 2 page for a 457 visa I would enter the term ‘subclass 457’. Use the radio buttons under the word scope to restrict your search to either migration or citizenship information. Notice that the migration button is automatically selected, so you will only need to change this option if you want to search citizenship information. To search across both migration and citizenship information you will need to use the advanced search. You can restrict the location of the results to the Act, Regulations, PAMs or FLIs by selecting the folder from the ‘folder type’ drop down menu. If you wish to search multiple folders select All on the folder type drop down.
The date fields located below the folder type drop-down automatically default to searching only current information. If you want to search historical information you can either select the date from the calendar next to the date box or by typing it in using the Australian date format (Demonstrate by entering DD/MM/YYYY). You must enter different dates into the “Stack Start Date” and the “Stack End Date” fields. If you are searching historical information make sure you enter stack start and end dates which apply to your client’s application. If you are unsure of which date to enter click on the ‘Stack dates” link to access a historical list of stack dates.
Click on the search button to start the search.
On screen: Search results page
The search results screen looks the same for both a basic and an advanced search. The number of search results are displayed in the top left hand corner and the results are automatically sorted by relevance. On the left hand side of the screen there are several headings with a list of links beneath them. These are search refiners. Clicking on any of the refiners will limit the search results to display the results found only in that folder. For example if we wanted to restrict the search results to the regulations we could select the link titled ‘regulations’. This changes the display on the right hand side to show results located in the regulations folder. If you click a search refiner accidently or you are unhappy with the restriction, use your back button on your internet browser to return to the previous screen. The refiner titled ‘portfolio’ will allow you to restrict your search to either migration or citizenship information. This refiner will be limited by the search you have just entered, if you restrict to the migration portfolio on the basic search screen then you will not see the citizenship information folder. The ‘year’ refiner will restrict the search results to stacks within the selected year. The ‘Stack Start Date’ refiner will display the stacks available within the selected date range. The ‘folder type’ refiner will allow you to restrict to the Act, Regulations, PAMs and FLIs. This refiner is limited by the search you have just entered. For example if you have selected the Regulations folder on the basic search screen the refiners will only display the Regulations folder. The refiner titled ‘category types’ allows you to restrict to specific folders within the Act, Regulations, PAMs and FLIs. If you have selected the Regulations folder on the basic search screen you should be able to see The ‘Divisions, Parts and Schedules’ refiner which allows you to restrict to specific folders within the category types, such as Schedule 2 in the Migration Regulations 1994 or Part 2 of the Migration Act. If there are multiple pages of search results then a series of numbers will appear at the bottom of your screen. Simply select the next number or the right arrow to view the next page of results. The location of each search result can be found under the blue title link. This will show you the exact location of the search result, including the stack date and the title of the page. To access the appropriate search result, click on the blue heading.
You will be taken to the top of the page that contains your query term. To jump to the location on the page where your query term is located, hold down the CTL button and the alphabetical letter F to access the internet browser find function. A find box will appear on your screen where you can enter your query term. The page will jump to the location where your query has been found and highlights the term for easy reference. To remove the highlight close the find box using the X next to the word find.
To return to your search results, select the back button on your internet browser. To start a new search, return to the homepage using the Home tab.
(Back to instructor) We hope this instructional video has been helpful. To find more information about searching in LEGENDcom access the Help tab on the LEGENDcom homepage. If you have any further questions or concerns please contact the LEGENDcom helpdesk.
LEGENDcom Help Desk
Telephone: 1800 008 717
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LEGENDcom basic search - video by Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.