Great Resources: HeinOnline – Session Laws Library / State Statutes: A Historical Archive

This third installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

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Researching state session laws? HeinOnline’s comprehensive Session Laws Library provides access to state session laws for each of the 50 states as well as materials for Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.

Characteristic of many HeinOnline collections, the coverage is extensive: for example, South Carolina session laws are available from 1694-2010, with new materials regularly updated. Many other states are similarly well represented, with both pre-statehood and modern materials available.

Very closely related to the Session Laws Library is Hein’s new database: “State Statutes: A Historical Archive.” Here, one may access superseded state statues going back as far as 1717. South Carolina materials include copies of the nineteenth century Statutes at Large  as well as SC Code volumes spanning the time period 1902-1942.

To access the Session Laws Library or State Statutes: A Historical Archive in Hein, click here, select Hein Online under “Legal Search Engines Research,” and select either collection from the list to your left. Happy Researching!

To read up on other HeinOnline digital collections, see our coverage of the Congress and the Courts collection and the History of Supreme Court Nominations collection.