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Massachusetts State Materials

Findlaw

  • Dates: Current
  • Description: Primary materials, including state constitutions, statutes, administrative regulations, and municipal codes; state court opinions; state bar association sites; and state and county directories and government information sites.

Lexis/Nexis State Capital

  • Dates: All 50 states from 1991, selected from 1990
  • Description: Access bills, laws, constitutions, proposed and enacted regulations; legislature membership, and newspapers of record for one state, any combination of states or all 50 states. Full-text coverage. Compare law and public policy developments; monitor proposed and enacted state laws; analyze national and regional trends. (BC Access)

Investigative Resource Center

  • Dates: Varies by source
  • Description: Links by state to databases of professional licensing agencies, real property records, corporate documents, state and local court records and more.

State and Local Government on the Net

  • Dates: Current
  • Description: Directory of websites for state agencies, and for city and county governments.


State Resource Center from Lexis One

  • Dates: Varies by source
  • Access: Free access to cases, forms and news; fee-based access to Shepards, codes and administrative materials.
  • Description: Designed for small-firm attorneys. Links to state agency boards and commissions, court rules and forms, as well as judicial, executive and legislative homepages of each state.

Council of State Governments

  • Dates: Current
  • Description: Links to state news published in state newspapers and to policy papers.

Drafts of Uniform and Model Acts

  • Dates: Varies
  • Description: Official site of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; includes selected text of drafts, approved uniform acts and commentary.

Uniform Commercial Code

  • Dates: Varies
  • Description: Online version of the UCC; links to state by state variations; does not include the official comments. Maintained by LII - Legal Information Institute.