Newspaper Resource with a Globe

Multinational Sources Compared

One-of-a-kind print and online resource designed to direct researchers to sources that compare multiple jurisdictions on focused subjects.

Multinational Sources Compared featured on a laptop

About Multinational Sources Compared: A Subject and Jurisdiction Index

Multinational Sources Compared: A Subject and Jurisdiction Index by Alena L. Wolotira & Sherry L. Leysen is a finding aid designed to direct researchers to sources that compare multiple jurisdictions on focused subjects. These print and electronic sources contain full-text legislation, statutory citation, or other references to primary law.

This title is based on Professor Jon Schultz’s Statutes Compared: A U.S., Canadian, Multinational Research Guide to Statutes by Subject (2nd ed. 2001) and Multinational Statutes Compared: A Research Guide to Statutes by Subject (2003). These publications gave extensive reviews of each selected source to give the researcher an idea of what the resource contained before trying to obtain it.

Many works referenced in the original titles have since changed titles, scope, authors, and publishers and the authors found it difficult to obtain physical copies of many of these resources. Wolotira and Leysen, have, therefore, changed the scope of their review, and the content included. View a full comparison to the previous edition here.

Multinational Sources Compared book cover

About the Multinational Sources Compared Database

Multinational Sources Compared: A Subject and Jurisdiction Index online is a stand-alone, fully searchable database in HeinOnline. Not only are researchers able to quickly search by content fields—including the highly useful jurisdiction and subject fields—but the material is updated regularly online, between new print editions. The database allows the authors to easily add new resources, update jurisdictions, and add or modify subjects as the law progresses.

Title List: KBART (TXT) | CSV | HTML

Multinational Sources Compared Coverage

The authors consulted English-language legal information publishers and sifted through their product offerings.

Publishers include:

  • ABA Book Publishing
  • Bloomberg BNA
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Cameron May
  • Edward Elgar
  • Global Legal Group
  • Oxford Univeristy Press
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • And many more

Entries from the previous title included the resource’s title, publisher information, and a description. To enhance the usefulness and function of this resource, the authors expanded the entries to include additional data points, most notably jurisdictions covered. The coverage here is comprehensive. The authors checked tables of contents and publishers’ descriptions, and also reviewed titles that were in print to compile each resource’s jurisdiction list.

Jurisdictions include:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahamas
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Lebanon
  • Spain
  • United States of America
  • And many more

The subject list has been greatly expanded. While Professor Schultz’s work included approximately 138 primary subject headings, Multinational Sources Compared includes 280. Each resource is cross-referenced to the applicable subject headings.

Subjects include:

  • Animal Law
  • Charities
  • Class Action
  • Data Protection
  • Evidence
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Human Rights
  • Religion
  • Social Media
  • Terrorism
  • And many more

Multinational Sources Compared: A Subject and Jurisdiction Index is based on two prior print publications. The current edition and the predecessors are available within the database in PDF format.

Print Editions: 

  • Multinational Sources Compared: A Subject and Jurisdiction Index (2017)
    Alena L. Wolotira and Sherry L. Leysen
  • Multinational Statutes Compared: A Research Guide to Statutes by Subject (2003)
    Jon S. Schultz
  • Statutes Compared: A U.S., Canadian, Multinational Research Guide to Statutes by Subject, 2nd ed. (2001)
    Jon S. Schultz

Database Tools and Features

Easily Browse

Users are able to quickly browse Multinational Sources Compared by Title, Publisher, Subject, and Jurisdiction. Learn more.

Search the Index

Users are able to easily search Multinational Sources Compared by Text, Title, Publisher, Format, ISBN, Description, Jurisdiction, or Subject. Learn more.

About the Authors

Alena Wolotria headshot

Alena L. Wolotira, J.D., M.L.I.S., is Circulation & Reference Librarian at the University of Washington School of Law, Gallagher Law Library.

Sherry Leysen headshot

Sherry L. Leysen, J.D., M.L.I.S., is the Research / Instruction Librarian for Faculty Services at Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library