Provides access to current legislative documents (and some executive branch ones) (dates range from ~1970s to present).
Congressional Research Service Reports
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a division of the Library of Congress that conducts research for the members of Congress. The CRS analysts compile and synthesize a great deal of information on a variety of policy issues into easy-to-read reports. CRS reports can be an excellent way to get acquainted with an area of law and are recognized as legitimate and highly credible sources for academic research.
Congressional publications on key American public policy issues including foreign affairs, crime, national security, science and technology, transportation, the economy, labor, commerce, public health, the environment, and education. Includes the full text of proposed legislation and its status in the legislative process and the full text of recently signed law. Provides information about current members of Congress and Congressional committees.
Northwestern Pritzker Legal Research Center’s guide to doing research in Illinois legislative materials
Compiled by Cheryl Nyberg, reference librarian at the Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law, this extensive bibliography provides an organized list of references obtained from thousands of sources that compare state laws, thus making it much easier to locate all state laws on a given topic.
National Survey of State Laws by Richard A. Leiter (Editor)
Call Number: Latest edition (2008) held in MAIN Reference L 348.73 N277
Detroit: Gale Cengage, 1993-2008.
Earlier editions are held in MAIN Library stacks. Also available at Pritzker Legal Research Center Reference KF 386 .N38.
Helps you make quick state-by-state comparisons of laws for a range of relevant subjects. Divided into general legal categories, each law is described in general terms and is followed by detailed charts of each state's laws. Entries provide references to specific state code or statute.
Municipal Codes: A Beginner’s Guide (Library of Congress)