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Statutes and Legislation
Session Laws: U.S. Statutes at Large
Annotated U.S. Code: USCS and USCA
Bills and Proposed Legislation
Resources for Current Proposed
Resources for Historic Proposed
Types of Proposed Legislation
Bill Tracking Guides
Bill Tracking Resources
Compiled Legislative Histories
Conducting Legislative History Research
Sources for Congressional Documents
The legislative branch of the federal government is responsible for making the laws that govern the United States and is one of the major foundations in our representative system.
This research guide is designed to assist you in identifying and locating federal legislation at all stages of its progress through Congress, from proposal to enactment. It provides information on Congressional documents and where those documents can be accessed, as well as on how to conduct legislative history research using those documents.
The guide links to both free resources and subscription resources. Most subscription resources can be accessed using the public access terminals in the Ross-Blakley Law Library or remotely by Arizona State University students, faculty, and staff with an ASURITE ID. Select resources, including Westlaw and LexisNexis databases, are only available to Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law students, faculty, and staff.
The Ross-Blakley Law Library is currently only available for remote services, due to Arizona State University's response to COVID-19.
The reference librarians at the Ross-Blakley Law Library are happy to help you find or navigate research resources.
Librarians are available 9am-4pm Monday-Thursday and 9am -2pm on Friday by phone or by email.
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