Researching the Law of Other States

You know Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg have laws for the various states, but what do you do when you need more specialized research, like state legislative history?  The availability of this kind of information varies from state to state, so it’s important to understand the situation in your particular state.  You can find out this information by looking at a state legal research handbook.  The library has research guides for many states, including Massachusetts, in the reading room.  Search for: [your state] legal research in the catalog to find the call number.  See below for an example search for a handbook on Vermont legal research.