Journalism and Electronia Media:State Legislation

This guide presents selected print, electronic, and Internet resources relevant for completing research in Journalism & Electronic Media at the UT Libraries.


  • State Legislatures. National Conference of State Legislatures.
    "The national magazine of state government and policy".
    JK2403.S76 1994- Fulltext available online.

  • State and Local Government Review.
    JK2403.S684, 1994-2010
    Journal of research and viewpoints on state, local and inter-governmental issues. Indexed in PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service).

  • The Tennessee Journal. Weekly.
    JK5201.T43, 1975-current
    Includes political roundup section and legislative news.

  • Tennessee Town & City.
    Current year only kept. JS39.T4
    Bi-monthly paper of the Tennessee Municipal League covering state and local politics.

Newspapers are key sources for current developments in the State Legislatures. See the newspaper link in this guide for access.

  • America's Newspapers (Tennessee Newspapers subset)
    Provides access to the electronic editions of seven Tennessee newspapers.


For more detailed information on finding TN legislative information see research guide at:

Public & Private Acts and Resolutions of the State of Tennessee

Online from the 100th General Assembly (1997/98) to the current.
Online in Hein Online from the 96th General Assembly, 1990-current.
Published in annual compilations after the close of the session. Public acts are applicable to all jurisdictions. Private acts generally have local application only. Arranged chronologically by chapter number with a subject index in each volume.

County Legislative Acts

TN Private and public acts as related to individual counties.

State Legislative Websites

Media Literacy Librarian


  • LexisNexis Academic
    Select "U.S.Legal" tab in the left Nav bar 
    Select "State Statutes, Codes & Regulations"
    Use the pull-down box to select state 
    Select "Source"
    Enter search terms in "search box" and click 'search'

  • U.S. Law
    Free case law, codes, regulations, statutes, and legal information.