Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873

Subjects: Government Documents, Legal History, Legislation

From the Library of Congress's American Memory collection, this site consists of browsable scans of published congressional records from the Continental Congress through the 43rd Congress, (1774-1875). It includes the Statutes at Large (1789-1875), congressional bills and resolutions for selected sessions beginning with the 6th Congress (1799), The House Journal (1789-1875), the Senate Journal (1789-1875), the Senate Executive Journal (1789-1875), and Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-89).

HeinOnline: State Statutes: A Historical Archive

Subjects: Government Documents, Legislation, State and Local Government Law

"State Statutes: A Historical Archive includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states. Browse or search the statutes by state, publication title, date, and text. Coverage goes back until 1717. Note: this library does not contain current state statutes. The titles included for each state were verified against Pimsleur’s Checklist of Basic American Legal Publications."

National Journal

Subjects: Computer Law, Health Law and Policy, Legislation, Politics

"NationalJournal.com incorporates content and resources from all branches of National Journal Group Inc.: Congress Daily, The Hotline, American Health Line, Technology Daily. Also features Hotline Mobile, polling results, campaign and issue ads, the online Almanac of American politics, buzz columns, a calendar of Washington events, and top stories from the weekly National Journal." Access Note: Georgetown Law students, faculty, and staff may create a user account for customized features like alerts, saving articles, etc. Register at the National Journal account page using your Georgetown Law email. A representative will get back to you within 24 hours with your web user account details.

ProQuest Congressional

Subjects: Government Documents, Legal History, Legislation, Political Science and Government

Bills & Public Laws 1987-present; Committee Prints & misc. publications 1817-present; Congressional Record Bound Edition & predecessors 1789-2001; Congressional Record Daily Edition 1985-present; Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports 1916-present; Hearings 1817-present; House & Senate Documents 1817-present; House & Senate Reports 1789-present; Serial Set publications 1789-present; Serial Set Maps 1789-1969; CIS Legislative Histories 1969-present.

ProQuest Congressional Hearings Digital Collection

Subjects: Government Documents, Legislation

"The Congressional Hearings Digital Collection contains unpublished and published hearings. It includes full transcripts of the proceedings, all oral statements, committee questions and discussion. House unpublished hearings through 1979 are included. Published hearings also contain texts of related reports, statistical analyses, correspondence, exhibits and articles presented by witnesses or inserted into the record by committee members and staff. Former name of database: LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Digital Collection."

ProQuest Congressional Serial Set

Subjects: Government Documents, Legal History, Legislation

"The ProQuest Congressional Serial Set I & II database includes indexing, bibliographic information, and searchable PDFs for all U.S. Congressional Serial Set publications from 1789-1969 and 1970-current. The Serial Set contains the House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports. Database name in earlier years: LexisNexis Congressional Serial Set."

ProQuest Indian claims insight

Subjects: Government Documents, Legal History, Legislation, Political Science and Government

Research the history of U.S. Indian claims from 1789-present. Trace the history of Indian claims by Indian Nation, geography, or case docket number. Includes comprehensive Indian Claims Commission collection 1948-1978, with briefs, docket books, decisions, expert testimony, oral transcripts; content related to pre-1948 claims presented to Congress and/or brought before the Court of Claims; content related to post-1978 claims brought before the US Court of Claims (through 1982) and US Court of Federal Claims (through 2006); documents related to post-2006 settlement of claims; and treaties and claims-related statutes. Includes congressional publications directly related to Indian claims, indexed by docket numbers and claims-related maps.

ProQuest Legislative Insight

Subjects: Legislation

This federal legislative history service makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full-text publications relevant to enacted U.S. public laws. Researchers can search between collections when more than one module is purchased. Part A (1929-2012) delivers 18,000 histories; Part B (1789-1960) offers 9,000 histories. Individual modules cover the years 2013-present.