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Business Planning Methods for Research
Finding codes when you have the citation
Find the appropriate volume and section number in a print version of the code
Use “Get a Document” in Lexis/Nexis
“ Find this document by citation” box in Westlaw
Finding a statute by popular name
Popular Name Table will generally provide precise code references for statute. Available in print and on Westlaw [See following screens.] Use code citation reference to find statutes on Lexis or Westlaw
Assignment examples: “Blue Sky Law” and “Beverly-Killean Limited Liability Company Act.”
Locating laws by popular name
Direct links to statutes available from WL, but using “Find a Citation” function might be easier to read
Westlaw: Hyperlinks to next section is provided.
Lexis/Nexis: Use “Book Browse” to look at sections sequentially
Like statutes, using the print form index for a forms series is sometimes easier that searching online sources.
California Legal Forms: Transaction Guide [Matthew Bender]—Core Collection; KFC68 .C34
Above publication is covered online at Lexis/Nexis.
Westlaw DBs: Ca. Transaction Forms—Business Entities [CTF-BE]; Ca. Transaction Forms—Business Transactions [CTF-BT]; Ca. Transaction Forms—Combined [CTF-ALL]