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Law & Legislative Reference Services
Reference Books About Federal Legislative Materials
The books below provide further explanation about the federal legislative process and the documents that are created through that process.
Fundamentals of Government Information by
Call Number: ZA5055.U6 F67 2016
Publication Date: 2016, 2nd edition
Chapter 3 discusses Congress and the legislative process. The book is divided into two parts; the first part provides an overview of key government information resources while the second part focuses on specific topics or areas of government.
Fundamentals of Legal Research by
Call Number: KF240 .J3 2015
Publication Date: 2015, 10th edition
Chapter 9 discusses the federal legislative process and a variety of print and electronic resources. Chapter 10 explains the items that may be included in a federal legislative history and how they can be accessed.
How to Find the Law by
Call Number: KF240 .C538 1989
Publication Date: 1989
Chapter 7 discusses federal legislative history. Chapter 5 addresses statutes and may also be helpful in your research.
Introduction to United States Government Information Sources by
Call Number: GIRS Ref Desk ZA5055.U6 M67 1999
Publication Date: 1999, 6th edition
This title guides readers through the vast and constantly changing terrain of government information in print and electronic forms. Morehead includes chapters related to the legislative process, legislative materials, finding aids, and the Federal Depository Library Program.
Legal Research in a Nutshell by
Call Number: KF240 .C54 2016
Publication Date: 2016, 12th edition
Chapter 5, titled Legislative Information, discusses the elements of a federal legislative history and many Congressional research resources.
Compiling a Federal Legislative History: A Beginner’s Guide (LOC)
Library of Congress (LOC) research guide: "A comprehensive research guide on finding federal legislative history documents, including congressional committee reports and hearings, presidential signing statements, and the debates of Congress."
CSL will have many of the resources.
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