Opposition to Working Late

A few weeks ago I was doing some legislative history research in the 1868 Congressional Globe - the precursor to today's Congressional…


Historical State Statutes

HeinOnline is a great place to go for historical legal materials.  Hein has recently added to its impressive collection by making available…


Unpublished Hearings

The word "unpublished" can often be misleading in today's legal research environment.  These days documents that are "unpublished" are now…


Congressional Bills, 1789-2013

From grade school we learn about bills and how they become law.  Some bills die, some are amended, some become law.  No matter what…


Congress and the Courts

The Law Library recently added a new HeinOnline library - Congress and the Courts.  This library provides access to legislative materials…


New Resource – ProQuest Legislative Insight

The Law Library is always looking for new resources that will be valuable to researchers.  One of our most recent purchases is a database…


Legislative History Resources

At the reference desk we often get questions about how to do legislative history research.  The library has several electronic databases…


The Search For Legislative Intent

Legislative history research is a skill all aspiring lawyers should gain.  Because this type of research doesn't come up as often as…