Digital Research Resources – State

Members-Only Digital Research Resources

 

Another Valuable Benefit of your NYCLA Membership

 

Federal Research Resources   State Research Resources Secondary Sources: Federal Data Sources Secondary Sources: Journals, Legal Opinions, and Dictionaries Domestic/International
Secondary Sources: U.S. Treaties & Foreign/International Law

 


State Statutes, Case Law & Court Documents

Many states and localities publish some or all of their legislative materials on their website. Consider starting with the website of the state or locality in question. Courts are increasingly making their materials freely available online, frequently via the court website. This is particularly true for state Supreme Courts. When looking for state case law, consider starting with the website of the deciding court. Remember, materials on official government websites, may not be the “official copy.” 

 


The National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) website includes a searchable database of state legislature websites.

Visit National Conference of State Legislatures

The Sunlight Foundation provides access to state legislative information including pending legislation and votes. This source provides an alternative for hard to find resources

Visit the Sunlight Foundation

Cornell LII contains constitutions, statutes and legislative information by state.

Visit Cornell LLI

The National Center for State Courts provides a list of state court websites. This website collects data on state courts and also includes links to state court.

Visit National Center for State Courts

The Caselaw Access Project provides access to U.S. law, digitized from the Harvard Law Library collection. U.S. court decisions are freely available online, in a consistent format.

Visit Case Law

Law and Technology Resources for Legal Professionals (LLRX) offers a free collection of state court rules, forms and dockets.

Visit LLRX

 

Federal Research Resources   State Research Resources Secondary Sources: Federal Data Sources Secondary Sources: Journals, Legal Opinions, and Dictionaries Domestic/International
Secondary Sources: U.S. Treaties & Foreign/International Law