National Survey of State Laws

NATIONAL SURVEY OF STATE LAWS, 8TH EDITION


A MUST-HAVE GUIDE FOR STATE-BY-STATE LAW COMPARISON


National Survey of State Laws (NSSL) is a print and online resource that provides an overall view of some of the most-asked about and controversial legal topics in the United States. This database is derived from Richard Leiter’s National Survey of State Laws print editions. Presented in chart format, NSSL allows users to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The database is updated biannually as new laws are passed or updated.

The current 8th edition, along with the 7th, 6th and 5th editions, are included in database format, which allows users to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005, 2008, 2015 and 2018; make more current comparisons with laws added or updated in the database since 2018. All print editions are included in HeinOnline’ s image-based, fully searchable, user-friendly platform.

CHAPTERS NEW TO THE 8TH EDITION

  • Interest rates
  • Seat belt laws
  • Restrictive covenants in employment
  • Child support guidelines
  • Domestic violence
  • Bullying
  • Civil shoplifting
  • Food laws
  • Medical records
“The National Survey of State Laws has saved countless researchers and librarians significant time and effort in performing multistate research.”Deanna Barmakian | AALL Spectrum Magazine

LEARN ABOUT THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER AND CONTROVERSIAL LEGAL TOPICS IN THE UNITED STATES


The topics featured in NSSL fall into eight general legal categories: Business and Consumer Laws; Criminal Laws; Education Laws; Employment Laws; Family Laws; General Civil Laws; Real Estate Laws; and Tax Laws. Within each category, topics are arranged alphabetically and presented in their own subsections. Each section begins with a general overview followed by a table that briefly summarizes each state’s statutes on particular aspects of the law. References to the statute or code section covering that law are also presented, enabling users who are interested in reading the original text to easily find it. The appendix, Statutory Compilations Used in This Book, provides the abbreviations and full names of each state code.


FEATURES OF THE NSSL DATABASE IN HEINONLINE


Users can use the main search bar or the Advanced Search link to search the database by Keywords, Topic, Code Section, State, or Edition. Click a search result to pull the portion of the chart that pertains to the result. Quickly compare laws by selecting the State Filter option. There is no limit to the number of states users can compare at one time. To change the states you are viewing or to choose more, simply select the desired states and click Reapply State Filter.



SUBJECT COMPILATIONS OF STATE LAW LINKING


Cheryl Nyberg and Carol Boast Robertson’s Subject Compilations of State Laws has long been recognized as the most comprehensive source for identifying thousands of articles, books, government documents, loose-leaf services, court opinions, and Internet sites that compare state laws on hundreds of subjects. Linking is available to subscribers of HeinOnline’s Subject Compilations of State Laws database from the NSSL database. Research will have instantaneous access to the more than 22,000 bibliographic records, many with extensive annotations. Simply click Related Subject Compilations of State Laws located below the topic title and a dropdown appears with links to subjects.


PRICING INFORMATION


Print & Online Access:

This includes access to the print edition of the book and the online database with biannual updates. Access will last until the next edition is published (approximately 36 months).

  • 1 Print Copy & Online Access for 1 Location……………………………………………………………………..$240.00
  • 1 Print Copy & Online Access for Multiple Locations……………………………………………………….$310.00
  • Additional Print Copies………………………………………………………………………………………………………….$95.00
“It is hard to imagine a resource that provides more value for the cost.”Whitney A. Curtis | Law Library Journal
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