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Federal Legislative History

Retrieving Compiled Legislative Histories

Can Alumni Access These?


Alumni can visit the library to access ProQuest Congressional and HeinOnline.

Collections of Compiled Legislative Histories

ProQuest, Hein, and Westlaw all provide compiled legislative histories, including lists of legislative history documents with links to the full text:

Lexis also provides legislative histories but often does not provide the full text for all of the listed documents:

Directories of Compiled Legislative Histories

Several sources provide directories of compiled legislative histories. For a given statute, the directories identify the available compiled legislative histories on HeinOnline, ProQuest, Westlaw, and Lexis or published as law review articles or in print.