How to get to LexisNexis Academic:
Once you're in LexisNexis Academic, click the little downward pointing triangle next to Look up a Legal Case (beneath the search box and Hot Topics Links box.)
Enter the citation where it says By Citation, and click Go.
Enter the title where it says by Parties.
The problem with this method is that many cases are cited in other cases. So you will get search results other than the actual case you want. What you can do is look up the case at the Legal Information Institute - http://www.law.cornell.edu/search/lii - and get its full title. Or you can get its case citation (i.e., 159 U.S. 533) and look it up by that.
Enter your topic where it says by Topic, and click Go.
Use the Search by Content Type menu (shown in the screenshot below.)
Select State Statutes and Regulations in the dialogue box that pops up (shown below.)
So clicking on that pops up a new search screen (shown below.)
Open the Advanced Options menu (shown below.) Put a check next to Statutory Code and a check on New York. Then click Apply.
This takes you to a search box where you can search by keyword or citation within the NY CLS.
Alternatively, you can just click Statutory Code checkbox and click the New York link. That takes you to a browseable view where you can view individual statutes with their annotations. (Screenshot below.)
Below is the browseable directory of New York State Consolidated Laws (a.k.a. New York's statutes.) Click on any of the plus signs next to the section headings to expand that section.
Underneath the main search box (with the red border) on the front page, click Advanced Options.
Once you select Advanced options, a dialogue box pops up (shown below.)
De-select everything (remove the checks from the boxes) for all the options except Law Reviews, and click Apply.
Enter your search, just as you would in any database. Here is some information about how to keyword search: http://subjectguides.esc.edu/researchskillstutorial/conceptchart and http://subjectguides.esc.edu/researchskillstutorial/boolean.
Below is a screenshot of the search results list.
Below is a screenshot of a document that has been opened from the search results list.
In your search results list, go directly to the full-text by clicking on the link. You can print, email, save, or export to a bibliographic manager (like Refworks Flow, Mendeley, or Zotero) using the icons in the beige bar across the top of the full-text, over on the right side. There is also a little link icon that gets you the permalink.
If you want to collect a number of documents, use the checkboxes in your search results list. Once you have checked off the items that you want, use the icons at the top right to print, email, save, or export all of them to a bibliographic manager.
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