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).
Congress.gov provides access to federal legislation from the current Congress and back to the 1990s. It also includes the text of the Congressional Record, Congressional reports and information on Members of Congress and Committees. Also includes CRS Reports from 2018 forward.
"The Session Laws collection contains session laws for the United States, Canada, the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The U.S. Statutes at Large are from 1789 forward, in PDF format."
"State Statutes: A Historical Archive includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states.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."
"HeinOnline has various modules, which are are fully-searchable. This database contains PDF documents for Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, Congressional Globe, Congressional Record, American State Papers, and Journals of the Continental Congress."
"The U.S. Federal Legislative History Library is a collection of federal legislative histories on landmark Acts. Each piece of legislation available in the database includes the public law number, Statutes at Large citation, and any relevant books, articles, and Legislative Histories in its entry."
"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.
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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.
"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."
The Congressional Research Digital Collection contains full text of CRS reports since 1916 and selected full text of committee prints since 1830. Former name of database: LexisNexis Congressional Research Digital Collection.
"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."
Presidential executive orders and proclamations since the beginning of the U.S. presidency to the present are searchable by keyword and title.
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.
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.
"This collection offers researchers a single location for discovery of Supreme Court dockets, complete opinions, oral arguments, joint appendices and briefs, including those filed by amicus curiae."
"This module is an online collection of Supreme Court cased from 1997 to 2018/19 term in which the petition for writ of certiorari was denied. All documents are fully searchable PDFs, including petition state briefs."