Additional Sources of Information on Legislative Histories
Listed below are additional sources of information on federal legislative histories:
- Federal Legislative History (Duke Law School)
- Federal Legislative History (Law Library of Congress)
- Federal Legislative History Research: A Practitioner's Guide to Compiling the Documents and Sifting for Legislative Intent (LLSDC)
- Legislative Research for Congressional Staff: How to Find Documents and Other Resources (CRS)
Legislative histories are an important resource. They track a bill through Congress and they list citations to documents for purposes of further research. Listed below are a number of books and databases dealing with legislative histories. All paper edition books are located on Level 2 of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library.
- ·Federal Copyright Law: The Legislative Histories of the Major Enactments [KF2988.8 1999] – paper
- · Kaminstein Legislative History Project [KF2989.56.A16.K35] – paper
- · Legislative History of the 1909 Copyright Act [KF2989.54.A15 1976] - paper
- ·Lexis – Follow this search path in Lexis Advance:
Lexis>Explore Content>Statutes & Legislation>Legislative History - Coverage of the CIS legislative histories is 1970 to the present.
- ProQuest Congressional – This database provides access to full-text of Congressional documents. Includes searching legislative history type. Coverage is 1789 to present. Use the Advanced Search capability for the most effective search.
- WestlawNext – Use the Legislative History link on the browse page to access this information.
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