Up comes everybody in that state who was granted a land patent with that name. It will also list the county name, issue date, land office, document # and accession for each patentee. This list can be long, especially if the homesteader you are searching for has a common name.
Click on the Patentee Name and four tabs should show: Patent Description, Legal Land Description, Document Image and Certified Copy. If you click on Document Image - and if a copy of the land patent is on file - you will see a copy of the land patent issued. A big smile shows up on my face if I can print out a PDF copy of the land patent.
If you click on the "Certified Copy" tab, look in the lower right corner of the window for "land entry file". Clicking on this will take you to information on land entry files. Instructions on how to acquire the land entry file for the patentee and the cost is provided.
I have ordered several of these files and have been amazed at the paperwork and information that was generated in the homesteading process. The files I have ordered varied in size and information. Every once in awhile I have found an item dear to a family historian.