Business/SPEA Information Commons

Indiana University Bloomington

Comparing State Laws?

Posted by iubusref on October 17, 2008

Comparing state laws about absentee voting, freedom of information, tobacco taxation, or another topic? Two subscribed resources are a great place to start. Heinonline and LexisNexis Academic. HeinOnline’s Subject Compilations of State Laws will provide a subject search of state laws with an annotated bibliography. It also goes back to 1979.

LexisNexis’ Federal & State Codes is only current law. It provides in a spreadsheet the specific code for each state on a given topic. Choose “State Codes, Constitutions, Court Rules & ALS, Combined” for the source and search “50 State Surveys pre/10 xxx” where xxx is your topic. For instance, 50 State Surveys pre/10 voting. Click on the link below LexisNexis 50 State Surveys, Legislation & Regulations and the spreadsheet will open in a new window. The links in the spreadsheet will not work so you will need to search each code in LexisNexis Academic.

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