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U.S. State Content

HeinOnline provides access to a number of resources for state-related research. Browse our selections below and find databases that are dedicated to specific states, provide a comparison of state laws, provide historical state content, or access to other state government documents.

Civil Rights and Social Justice

Study the expansion of civil rights in America through government publications, legislation, Supreme Court briefs, and more.

COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present

Analyze government response to COVID-19 and other pandemics, as well as their effect on public health, economics, society, and the world.

LGBTQ+ Rights

A collection of materials and interactive timeline relating to the gay rights movement in America, from 1950 until present day.

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

Access to the full text of all Model Acts drafted, recommended, or endorsed by the National Conference of Commissions on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL).

National Survey of State Laws

The 9th edition of the must-have guide for state-by-state law comparison, available in both database and print format.

New York Court of Appeals Records and Briefs

Digital access to the records and briefs from the New York Court of Appeals, dating all the way back to inception.

New York Legal Research Library

Legal research materials dedicated to the history, study, practice, and development of law in the State of New York.

Prestatehood Legal Materials

Brief overviews of state histories from colonization to statehood, derived from the award-winning sourcebook.

Session Laws Library

The session laws of all 50 U.S. states, as well as Canada, Australia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the D.C. Register.

State Attorney General Reports and Opinions

Access to the State Attorney General reports and opinions for all fifty states, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

State Constitutions Illustrated

An essential digital platform for authoritative state history resources, such as historical and current constitutions, prestatehood documents, and more.

State Reports: A Historical Archive

The most detailed and updated state report checklist currently available, along with linking to the full text of historical state reports.

State Statutes: A Historical Archive

Superseded state statutes for all fifty states back to 1717, providing an avenue for understanding the historical state legislation.

Subject Compilations of State Laws

Bibliographic records to aid researchers in identifying articles, books, government documents, and more that compare state laws on hundreds of subjects.

U.S. State Commitments with Foreign Governments

Edited by Ryan Scoville, this is a groundbreaking collection of more than 750 legal and political commitments between U.S. states and foreign governments. Most have never before been published.

Water Rights & Resources

A highly editorialized and affordable database for understanding state & federal laws governing water.

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