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Additional Sources of Information on Legislative Histories

Legislative History

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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