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Resources @ Hamline

  • LLMC Digital  
    LLMC Digital Collections include federal, state and territorial materials, as well as foreign, international and multi-jurisdictional materials. Searching in the Collections Index will inform you of which materials are available online.
  • ProQuest Congressional  
    ProQuest Congressional is a very helpful tool for legislative history research. Among other things, it provides access to the CIS Index, the full-text of bills, congressional reports and transcripts as well as the Congressional Record. ProQuest Congressional also contains bill tracking information, the full-text of public laws, the United States Code Service, the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations.
  • United States Law Week (BNA)  
    USLW is a well-established current awareness service for keeping up with important new cases, statutes, regulations and pending legal matters across the United States in many areas of the law.

Open Access Resources

  • Century of Law Making (Historic)  
    Congressional documents and debates for the period 1774-1875.
  • Congressional Mega Sites  
    The Library of Congress provides an extensive list of sources for legislative information. Categories include indexes to congressional sites, how-to guides to congressional data systems, and related information sites.
  • FDSYS  Icon
    GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies and preserved as technology changes. This contains major collections like the CFR, Congressional Hearings, Federal Register, and US Code.
  • Federal Web Navigator (Villanova School of Law)  
    Search by agency name or abbreviation or search by subject. The Federal Web Navigator includes over 800 links to Federal government agencies. Many of these links are annotated. Descriptions were gathered from the United States Government Manual and mission statements on agency web pages.
  • GovTrack
    is a free, public web service with information on federal legislation, congressional documents, legislators, and votes. GovTrack provides a fresh interface to data that is available from the Library of Congress THOMAS site, the House and Senate websites, and related sources. GovTrack offers the ability to set up monitors, customized email alerts and RSS feeds. Monitors can be set up to track action on specific bills or bills indexed under a specific subject term, actions from a specific committee, or actions by a specific member of Congress. GovTrack also has an array of ready-made RSS feeds:
  • Internet Law Library  
    This site provides access to the Code of Federal Regulations, court rules, laws of all jurisdictions by subject, U.S. federal laws, U.S. state and territorial laws, laws of other nations, treaties and international law, attorney directories, law school library catalogs.
  • Legislative Histories of Selected Federal Laws  
    This handy listing by the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, DC, Inc., includes links to both freely available and commercially prepared legislative histories.
  • Open Congress
    OpenCongress brings together the "big picture" behind each bill on the Hill. Users can browse by bill number, senator or representative name, House or Senate committee, industry, or topical issue, and track or share their interests using RSS feeds and tagging. OpenCongress also provides widges and applications to download.
  • Open CRS
    OpenCRS offers CRS reports that are already in the public domain. Two RSS Feeds are available from Open CRS: All Recent Reports RSS and All Recently Added Reports.
    In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress
  is a free searchable website. As an interagency hub site administered by the U.S. General Services Administration, provides organized links to a vast range of legal and general information residing on United States federal, state, tribal, and local government websites. probably provides the most comprehensive search available for such information, which encompasses laws, agency reports, data, public-domain photos, government forms, and many other sources.
  • White House
    Search White House documents including photographs, radio addresses, and executive orders in the White House Virtual Library. This site includes information about the President and Vice-President, daily notice of official meetings and speeches, and links to commonly requested federal services.

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