Laws passed by Congress (also referred to as Public or Private Laws) are published in the order passed in a series called Statutes at Large. After the law is passed, it is incorporated into the U.S. Code. If your research project involves discovering legislative intent, you will want to check out our Guide to Congressional Publications as well. The UCB Law Library has additional resources on finding and interpreting the law.
Provides access to both the United States Code and the Statutes at Large. UCB Only
Full-text access to international, national, local newspapers, and wire services, as well as radio and television transcripts. Database also includes business, medical, industry, and legislative magazines, journals, and newsletters. Also includes laws from the U.S., all 50 states, and law reviews. Wide geographic coverage and translations from foreign-language sources, as well as news services like the Associated Press, Agence France Press, El Pai. Nexis Uni allows users to set up personal accounts to personalize your research experience.
Contains legislative histories and links to the related full-text Congressional documents of more than 18,000 federal laws enacted since 1929. The searchable PDFs include text of the law, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, and committee hearings, reports, and prints.
"Provides access to more than 18,000 professionally researched legislative histories of US Law. Histories include the Public Law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports and prints, Presidential signing statements, and CRS reports. 1929-present"