LOCATING PERIODICAL ARTICLES BY STATUTE CITATIONS
Print periodical indexes (Index to Legal Periodicals and Current Index to Legal Periodicals) offer tables of statutes that can be helpful for locating articles dealing with a specific statute. Such articles often appear near the time the statute passed so it is important to include an appropriate time frame in the search.
Using statute citations in terms and connectors searches poses substantial challenges because of the many possible ways that statute cites may appear. An example used in the Lexis-Nexis for Law Students (Emanuel Law Outlines 3d ed. 1997) illustrates the problems. On page 9-24, the following sample search is provided:
(americans disabilities act) or
(42 w/5 @12101 or 12101)
Running the above search retrieves too many documents to be useful other than to illustrate the considerations that are involved in composing statute searches: