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Where Do I Find Compiled Federal Legislative Histories?
Congressional committees and private publishers often compile histories for specific acts by collecting relevant documents and publishing them together. The documents included can vary; many are included at the discretion of the compiler.
ProQuest Legislative Insight: PDFs of full-text legislative histories of passed legislation (1789-2015). Coverage includes more than 27,000 laws (major laws and select additional laws), including CIS histories 1970-2010. Patrons should use the Proquest Congressional database for comprehensive coverage of congressional documents, including those not included as part of a compiled legislative history.
ProQuest Congressional: Online legislative histories derived from the CIS Index. Most have links to full-text. Searchable by keyword. Coverage is 91st Congress (1969) to present.
CIS Index: Print Index for these legislative histories (1971-2000). Law Library Fourth Floor, Range 408.
GMU Library Catalog: To locate compiled legislative histories at the George Mason Law Library, search using keywords for your topic and the phrase “legislative history.”
Union List of Legislative Histories: List of legislative histories compiled by libraries in the Washington, D.C. area. Published by The Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. REFERENCE KF4.U55 2000.