The Law Library maintains a collection of print statutory materials that supplements an extensive online collection.
Federal and California Statutes
|Popular Names||Lexis and West both have versions of a federal Popular Names table in print and online.
A free online version is at USCode.house.gov.
|Lexis and West both have versions of a California Popular Names table in print and online.|
|Code Index||Published versions of codes have indexes - use them in print or in a subscription database from Lexis, Westlaw, or another legal publisher.|
Other state statutes in print
The Law Library collects select state statutory material in print. State statutes are kept up-to-date with publisher updating services.
States with complex statutory compilations
Court rulesThe Law Library collects court rules in print for select jurisdictions. Court rules and related analytical material are also available online from Lexis and Westlaw. Federal and California court rules are also available from government websites:
Sometimes in-depth research on a statute may require looking at its history. The Law Library subscribes to several databases that collect legislative history information--that is, information about bills. In general, the process for publishing statutes is:
- Bills are enrolled at the end of the legislative process, then published as Session Laws.
- Session Laws are published in chronological order, in the order they were enrolled. Text is then re-organized, and published as codes.
- Codes are published in subject order and grouped into titles or subject-specific codes.
For an overview of the most important legislative history documents, see our page on legislative history.