Additional Sources of Information on Legislative Histories
Listed below are additional sources of information on legislative histories:
- Federal Legislative History (Duke Law School)
- Federal Legislative History Research: A Practitioner's Guide to Compiling the Documents and Sifting for Legislative Intent (LLSDC)
- Legislative History Research for Beginning Practitioners (LLSDC)
- Legislative Research for Congressional Staff: How to Find Documents and Other Resources (CRS)
- Guide To Maryland Legislative History Research
- Historical Resources - Legislative History and Intent in Maryland
Legislative histories are an important resource. They track a bill through Congress or the General Assembly and they list citations to documents for purposes of further research. Listed below are a number of books and databases dealing with legislative histories.
- Federal Resources
- Kaminstein Legislative History Project [KF2989.56.A16.K35] – paper
- Lexis – Use this search path: Browse>By Category>Statutes and Legislation>U.S. Federal>Legislative Histories.
- 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.
- Maryland Resources
- Ghosthunting: Searching for Maryland Legislative History (Michael S. Miller, Maryland State Law Library)
- Guide to Maryland Legislative History Research - A companion to Ghosthunting
- TMLL Reserch Guide Chapter 5 - Legislative History Research
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