Multinational Sources Compared: A Subject and Jurisdiction Index is a print and online finding aid designed to direct researchers to sources that compare multiple jurisdictions on focused subjects. These print and electronic sources contain full-text legislation, statutory citation, or other references to primary law.
This title is based on Professor Jon Schultz’s Statutes Compared: A U.S., Canadian, Multinational Research Guide to Statutes by Subject (2nd ed. 2001), and Multinational Statutes Compared: A Research Guide to Statutes by Subject (2003). These publications gave extensive reviews of each selected source to give the researcher an idea of what the resource contained before trying to obtain it.
Much has changed in legal publishing in the intervening years, and Wolotira and Leysen quickly realized that they would have to change their approach to a more feasible and realistic strategy for this title. Many works referenced in the original titles have since changed titles, scope, authors and publishers, and it was difficult to obtain physical copies of many of these resources. The authors have, therefore, changed the scope of their review, and the content included. This also necessitated a title change, rather than a subsequent edition to Professor Schultz's prior work, to better reflect the new content.
Multinational Sources Compared: A Subject and Jurisdiction Index online is a stand-alone, fully searchable database in HeinOnline. Not only will researchers be able to quickly search by content fields—including the highly useful jurisdiction and subject fields—but the material will be updated regularly online, between new print editions. The database allows the authors to more easily add new resources, update jurisdictions, and add or modify subjects as the law progresses.
|Multinational Statutes Compared (2003)||Multinational Sources Compared (2016)|
|Types of Resources Included||Print. Treatises that compare multiple jurisdictions on focused subjects with the provision of full-text legislation||Print and electronic. Treatises that compare multiple jurisdictions on focused subjects. Includes resources with the provision of full-text legislation, statutory citation, or other references to primary law|
|Number of Subjects||138||280|
|Identifying Information about the Book||Author/editor, title, location of publisher, publisher||Author/editor, title, location of publisher (if a printed work), publisher, year or continually updated, if looseleaf, format(s), including ebooks and databases, frequency of updating, ISBN (or ISSN) if print, database/ website where electronic resource can be found|
|Description of the Resource Provided||Examined each resource||Examined resources available. To increase the breadth of resources, publishers’ descriptions and any available contents (table of contents; sample chapters) were used to understand and describe its topical coverage|
|Description of the Jurisdictions covered||Cursory||Comprehensive. Tables of contents were checked, publishers’ descriptions and reviewed resources in print when available to compile each resource’s jurisdiction list.|
|Date Range of Works Covered||Not clear||Includes only works that have been published or updated since 2011|