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Subject Compilations of State Laws

For more than four decades, this two-time award-winning resource has been relied upon by hundreds of institutions to revolutionize state law research.







About Subject Compilations of State Laws

The Subject Compilations of State Laws database has revolutionized historical state subject searching as the most comprehensive source for identifying thousands of articles, books, government documents, looseleaf services, court opinions, and Internet sites that compare state laws across 3,500+ subjects. It offers users quick access to over 28,000 bibliographic records, many with extensive annotations. Notably, the annotations conveniently link to more than 14,000 articles and documents in HeinOnline, while others connect to case law or external websites. Additionally, users can access current and past volumes in the series and other related works linking to 800+ full-text documents within HeinOnline.

Furthermore, the database grants access to the State Law Index: An Index and Digest to the Legislation of the States of the United States Enacted During the Biennium, volumes 1-12 (1925-1948), published biennially by the Legislative Reference Service of the Library of Congress. This index aids in identifying session laws by subject enacted by states during the specified years, offering valuable research opportunities.

an essential resource for navigating state law:

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Database Features

Article Linking

Over 14,000 entries provide direct links to HeinOnline titles, specific pages featuring surveys, and publishers' websites.

Links to Previous Entries

Some entries feature internal links within the database, aiding in tracking legal changes. For example, entry number 121375 has links to two earlier years referencing the same survey.

OCLC Linking

OCLC numbers directly link to WorldCat records whenever the OCLC number is available in the record.

Open URL Linking

Branding enables linking to your library’s catalog for articles unavailable or embargoed in HeinOnline, via ISSN and/or OpenURL link resolvers.

About the Editor

For four decades, Cheryl Nyberg has been the guiding force as the editor of this award-winning product, recently passing the editorial torch to Meg Butler.

Margaret (Meg) Butler is Law Librarian Professor and Associate Director for Public Services at Georgia State University College of Law Library. She teaches both introductory and specialized legal research courses. An active member in the American Association of Law Libraries, her publications include annotated bibliographies on a variety of subjects. She has also worked in legal publishing for over 20 years. 

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