Are you writing a paper where you need to find out what the law is in multiple states on a specific subject? Sounds daunting, but don’t worry – someone has done most of the work for you. The Howard W. Hunter Law Library has recently acquired access to Subject Compilations of State Laws by Cheryl Nyberg and Carol Boast Robertson through HeinOnline. The Law Library has long had access to the print version of this publication, but its release in electronic form makes it a much more convenient research tool.

Subject Compilations of State Laws identifies “thousands of articles, books, government documents, loose-leaf services, court opinions and Internet sites that compare state laws on hundreds of subjects.” Users can browse Subject Compilations of State Laws by subject or can search the full text. So, if you need to identify state laws on a specific topic, don’t forget to use this great resource.