The Subject Compilations of State Laws (available on HeinOnline, which is available to all Stanford University users) is the best place to start. It provides access to over 25,000 bibliographic records on over 1,000 subjects that compare state laws.
To access, from the homepage, under "Browse Databases by Name," select "Subject Compilations of State Laws."
Next, click "Database."
Then, you have the option of browsing the subjects or running a search. If you would like to browse the subjects, then click "Browse the Subjects."
Then, select a subject of interest to identify available 50-state surveys. For example, you could select "Air Pollution."
Alternatively, you can search using keywords, subject, or article title. For example, you could search for "animal welfare."
HeinOnline, available to all Stanford University users, has the database version of Rich Leiter's National Survey of State Laws. HeinOnline's reference guide for this product states that the database "provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States."
To access, from the homepage, under "Browse Databases by Name," select "National Survey of State Laws."
Next, you can browse laws by category or topic.
Alternatively, you could also run a search across the database.
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