Research guides

Federal Acts (Public Laws)

Member Databases

The following member databases include access to public laws and/or the Statutes at Large. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access these databases. These databases are also available in the library. Coverage varies by database. See below for more details.

Fastcase

Public Laws of the United States
Available on Fastcase (available for law firms with less than 50 attorneys). From the menu on the left, select Search Statutes > click the plus sign next to United States Code > check the box next to United States Public Laws. Current Congressional Session only.

Archived Editions also available. From the menu on the left, select Search Statutes > click the plus sign next to Archived Editions (located below the Current Editions) > click the plus sign next to United States Public Laws > check the box next to United States Public Laws.

HeinOnline

U.S. Statutes at Large
Available on HeinOnline.

Coverage begins with vol. 1 (1789-1799). Can browse by Volume, Popular Name, Public Law Number, Indian Treaties, or Other Treaties. The U.S. Statutes at Large Collection also includes Early Federal Codes & Compilations of Statutes and Other Related Works.

LLMC Digital

Statutes at Large
Available on LLMC Digital. Once in LLMC Digital, select U.S. Federal Government > Legislative > U.S. Laws (by date) > 1776-,U.S. Statutes at Large

Coverage begins with vol. 1 (1789-1799).

ProQuest Congressional

Public Laws
Available on ProQuest Congressional.
Coverage begins with 1901. To find a public law by P.L. number, use Search by Number. To find a public law by keyword, use Advanced Search.

Statutes at Large
Available on ProQuest Congressional.
Coverage begins with 1789. To search by volume/page or by chapter, use Search By Number. Keyword searching in Basic and Advanced Search will retrieve relevant Statutes at Large sections.