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State and Territorial Governments: USA.gov
Provides direct links to homes pages of each state and U.S. territory
Also provides links to various "State and Local Resources," including:

  • State Agencies;
  • State Agencies by Topic;
  • State Governors;
  • State Legislatures [through National Conference of State Legislatures Website];
  • Statistics at State and Local Levels;
  • In-Person Service Centers, State & Local (e.g., birth, marriage & divorce certificates; Consumer Protection Offices).

Publisher: United States Government.

Guide to Law Online—U.S. States and Territories
"[A]n annotated compendium of Internet links. . . . [E]mphasis wherever possible has been on sites offering the full texts of laws, regulations, and court decisions, along with commentary from lawyers writing primarily for other lawyers. Materials related to law and government that were written by or for lay persons also have been included, as have government sites providing general information." [from "About the Guide"]
Arranged alphabetically by state. For each state, provides links in the following categories:

  • Constitution;
  • Executive (including administrative codes and registers, attorney-general opinions);
  • Judiciary;
  • Legislature;
  • Legal Guides & Miscellaneous;
  • General Sources.

Publisher: Law Library of Congress.

State and Local Government Information
Contains links for various meta-indexes for state and local government information (e.g., National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of Counties, National City Government Resource Center). Contains pages for each state that provide links to specific state and city government sites.
Publisher: Library of Congress.

State and Local Government on the Net
"[P]rovides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments. Only pages that are controlled and managed by state and local government agencies are included. Use drop-down menus . . . to view directory pages for: (1) states, (2) topics."
Main page has links for:

  • States;
  • Multi-State Sites (e.g., Delaware River Basin Commission);
  • National Organizations (e.g., Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, National Assembly of State Art Agencies);
  • Other (e.g., State Capitals Newsletters, Local Government Institutions).

Publisher: Piper Resources.

Electronic Reference Desk: Links to Useful State Law and Government Pages
For each state, provides link to the official state website, plus links to that state's page on other directory sites, including:

  • American Law Sources Online (provides links to primary law sources, plus additional resources);
  • Capital Inpact.Com (links to official sites arranged by branch of government);
  • Courts.Net (links to official judiciary sites);
  • FindLaw;
  • Law Library of Congress;
  • MegaLaw;
  • State & Local Government on the Net.

Publisher: Emory University School of Law.

State Web Pages
Offers state-by-state listing of links in the following categories:

  • Official Home Pages;
  • State Legislature Pages;
  • State Tax Forms;
  • State Links by Subjects (subdivided into sections on directories, elections, local information, news, reference, and statistics).

Publisher: Duke University Perkins Library. Public Documents & Maps Dept.

State Government Information Index
In addition to a state-by-state listing of government-related information, accessible either via a clickable U.S. map or alphabetical list of states, the page provides links to various "sites [that] are good places to check when you need information on all the states in a single listing" (e.g., State Health Facts Online).
Publisher: St. Mary's University Blume Library.

Legal Information Institute: Law by Source—State
"[G]athers, state by state, Internet-accessible sources of the constitutions, statutes, judicial opinions, and regulations for the fifty states, plus D.C., and the U.S. territories and affiliated jurisdictions." [from statement of "Contents & Context"] In addition to listing by jurisdiction, also provides subject access in two ways:

  • "Law About" pages provide brief summaries of the topic with links to primary source material, other Internet resources, and useful offnet references; accessible through broad topic categories, alphabetical listing of topics, and searchable index;
  • "State Statutes by Topic" provides links to statutes from each state relevant to alphabetically listed topics.

Publisher: Cornell Law School.

Uniform Law Commissioners: Final Acts and Legislation
Information about uniform and model acts includes current legislative tracking information. Use pull-down menus to retrieve by act or state.
Publisher: National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

State Legislative History Research Guides on the Web
Alphabetically arranged by state, includes links to web-based legislative research guides and other pertinent legislative sources for the state.
Publisher: Indiana University Bloomington. School of Law Library.

Municipal Codes Online
Links to city and county codes available for unrestricted searching on the Web. Arranged alphabetically by state.
Publisher: Seattle Public Library.


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