USE GOOGLE SCHOLAR TO FIND THE OFFICIAL CITATION FOR A DECISION, AND TO FIND THE PAGINATION OF THE OFFICIAL PUBLISHED DECISION
Google Scholar is a free service which can be used (1) to find the official case citation of a decision, and (2) to find the pagination of a decision in the official publication.
Only the official “slip opinion” case citations are used in the New York Appellate Digest database. You can search for the slip opinion citation in Google Scholar to find the full decision.
At the top of a decision as it appears in Google Scholar you will find the official case citation and the New York Supplement citation (as well as the slip opinion citation).
The decision as it appears in Google Scholar includes the pagination of the decision as it appears in the official publication. So the correct page from the official publication can be cited for any quotation from the case.
FOR DECISIONS RELEASED MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AGO (APPROXIMATELY), CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE DECISION (AT THE END OF EACH DECISION-SUMMARY) FOR THE OFFICIAL CASE CITATION
The official citation for a decision can also be found on the New York State Law Reporting Bureau’s website beginning about about two months (an approximation) after a decision is released. The decision-summaries in the New York Appellate Digest database are linked directly to the New York State Law Reporting Bureau’s website. So just clicking on the link in any decision-summary is a quick way to find the official citation (for decisions released at least a couple of months or so before).