Law Research

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Searching WestLaw


Commentaries in McKinney’s Laws of New York provide excellent background information:

  • In Westlaw Select State materials tab > select New York, exclude Federal
  • Search the full title and section of the statute: for example, Penal Law 140.15.
  • Click on  the Context and Analysis tab, scroll down to Practice Commentaries.

Citing legal sources

New York Criminal Justice reforms 2020

More Law Databases


Corrections Today
Police Chief

Bloomberg's Business Week

Wall Street Journal  
Advertising Age

Thousands more are available through the article databases listed on this page.

Searching for Articles

To find magazine, journal and newspaper articles, use the Start Your Research Here box on the library's home page, limiting it to Articles

  • The search box on the home page shallowly searches about 100 of our 120 databases, linking to 80,000+ periodicals. 
    • Limit the search to peer-reviewed (scholarly) articles if wanted. 
  • Tutorial videos are below. 

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