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American Law Sources Online

Findlaw State Cases and Codes by Jurisdiction

LII State Law Links (arranged by state)

LII State Statutes by Topic

Cornell's Legal Information Institute provides links to state statutes grouped by subject.

Public Library of Law - Fastcase

Provides access to recent federal and state cases, statutes, and regulations. This is a free public resource, but it does require you to register in order to view documents. For older materials that aren't available in this database, links are provided to the Fastcase database where the documents can be obtained for a fee. More information <pdf>.

State Attorney General Reports & Opinions - HeinOnline

Includes all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Coverage goes back to inception for many states (including NY), and content is being added to eventually provide coverage back to inception for all states. More information is available in the publisher's pdf brochure <pdf>. Available only to current CUNY School of Law students and faculty.

Session Laws Library - HeinOnline

This library contains the session laws of all 50 U.S. states as well as Canada, Australia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the D.C. Register. All states are current within 60 days of the printed publication, and all states are available back to inception! Available only to current CUNY School of Law students and faculty.

State Reports: A Historical Archive - HeinOnline

State Reports: A Historical Archive provides a digital version of Hein's State Report Checklist along with linking to the full text of historical state reports. Available only to current CUNY School of Law students and faculty.

Washburn School of Law's "State Legal Resources" Page

Use the individual state links in the left column to see extensive lists of government and other state law-related sites.


State & Local Government Sites

Use the individual state links in the left column for extensive lists of government resources.

State and Local Governments

Links maintained by the Library of Congress.

Municode.com

Look for the link to research municipal codes in the free online library. Provided by the Municipal Code Corporation.

State Legislatures, State Laws, and State Regulations: Web Links & Telephone Numbers

Provided by the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.


State Courts


State Court Websites by State

Maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Also contains links to some federal and international courts.

Google Scholar - Advanced Scholar Search for Legal Opinions

he "Legal Opinions & Journals" section of this site has two selections called "Search opinions of." The second one searches all available states, but you can use the pull-down menu to select whatever state you are interested in. According to Google the database includes state supreme court and appellate cases since 1950, but trial court decisions have also been seen in search results for some states, including N.Y.

Public Library of Law - Fastcase

Provides access to recent federal and state cases, statutes, and regulations. This is a free public resource, but it does require you to register in order to view documents. For older materials that aren't available in this database, links are provided to the Fastcase database where the documents can be obtained for a fee. More information <pdf>.

Courtguide.com

Provides information on individual courthouses in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland/D.C. Includes travel directions, courthouse photos, courthouse and record room floor plans, directions on how to look up court records, and tutorials on using publicly available information systems at the courthouses. Spotty coverage of courts though, and it's unclear if this site is still being updated.


State Legal Forms


Findlaw's Legal Forms

LegalEngine.com


State Law Research


National Survey of State Laws

This database version of Rich Leiter's National Survey of State Laws provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Users are able to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The new 7th edition, along with the 6th and 5th editions, are included in database format, which also allows users to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005, 2008 and 2015. All print editions are included in HeinOnline's image-based, fully searchable, user-friendly platform. Available only to current CUNY School of Law students and faculty.

Subject Compilations of State Laws, 1960 - current - HeinOnline

According to the publisher's description, this is a "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." Includes over 18,000 bibliographic records. When material in the record is available on HeinOnline or through other selected Internet sources, a link is provided.