This guide is intended to identify sources for precompiled 50-state surveys. Precompiled surveys can be an excellent starting point for generating your own 50-state survey on a particular topic. There are a variety of available sources; please be aware of any potential biases and gaps that may exist in these surveys. If you locate a 50-state survey on your particular topic of interest, please make sure to check it for accuracy and currency.
The best place to start is the Subject Compilations of State Laws, available on HeinOnline, which is available to all Stanford University users. This provides access to over 25,000 bibliographic records on over 1,000 subjects that compare state laws. Additional sources are also identified in this guide:
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