Whenever possible, start with one of these sources for a compiled legislative history. You may also use the tabs below to find individual documents and tutorials for how to use the different legislative research databases. A guide on key theories of statutory interpretation is available here.
- Johnson, Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories, in Print and on HeinOnline
- ProQuest Congressional for compiled legislation and invidual documents. Guide to using Proquest Congressional here and online tutorial here.
- Legislative Insight for compiled histories and documents from passed legislation from 1929 - forward (in progress).
- Congressional Research Service Reports (CRS). Usually a brief synopsis with legal analysis. Available fromOpenCRS, ProQuest, University of North Texas Libraries, U.S. Dept. of State. Foreign Press Center.
- Legislative Histories of Selected U.S. Laws on the Internet
- Check MORRIS, keyword search using the bill title and ” Legislative and History”
- State Legislative History Guides here.