Guides to the Legislative Process
Listed below are a number of links to resources that will help you understand the federal legislative process
The Federal Legislative Process (Westlaw)
The Legislative Process (U.S. Congress. House)
Title 17 of the United States Code contains the copyright law of the United States. The Thurgood Marshall Law Library owns both paper copies and also has access to electronic sources.
- United States Code, 2012 edition (Govt. Print. Off.) [KF62 2012.A2]
- U.S. Code Annotated (Thomson West Pub. Co.) [KF62 .W4]
- U.S. Code Service (Lexis) [KF62 1972 .L38]
All paper copies are located on Level 3 of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library.
There are many electronic versions of the U.S. Code available to the researcher. Listed below is a selection of these e-resources:
- FDdsys - Produced by the Government Printing Office.
- Congress.gov - This is the Law Library of Congress legislative page and there is a link to the U.S. Code.
- Copyright Law of the United States (U.S. Copyright Office) – This page contains the full text of the current copyright law and also links to historical legislation.
- Cornell Legal Information Institute (LII)
- HeinOnline – Search the U.S. Code Library. Includes present and superseded editions of the U.S. Code.
- Justia – Contains full text of the 2011 code.
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – Law in effect as of June 2009)
The databases BloombergLaw, LexisAdvance and WestlawNext all offer up to date versions of the United States Code.
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