Library Reference Desk - Federal Legislative

Documents

Legislature

  • THOMAS
    Provided by the Library of Congress. Contains full text of all congressional bills from the 101st through 106th Congresses. Has search interface supporting Boolean searching and bill number requests. Offers links to many government sites.
  • The Library of Congress serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 18 million books, 2.5 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.5 million maps, and 54 million manuscripts.
  • U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)
    The GPO prints, binds, and distributes the publications of the Congress as well as the executive departments and establishments of the Federal Government. Includes a list and description of databases available via GPO Access (e.g. Congressional Bills, Federal Register, etc.).
  • General Accounting Office (GAO)
    The investigative arm of Congress, GAO conducts audits and evaluations of government programs and activities. Online reports in text and PDF formats.
  • United States House of Representatives World Wide Server
    Legislative and legal information sources such as the Congressional Record.
  • The Senate
    Offers Senate and other government sources on the Internet.
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