Research guides

Federal Acts (Public Laws)

Onsite Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law

Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law, available in the library, include access to public laws and the Statutes at Large. See below for more details.

Lexis

United States Statutes at Large
Available on the library's Lexis computers. Available as PDF documents.
Includes All Public & Private Laws from 1789 to present, Concurrent Resolutions & Presidential Proclamations, Treaties with Indian Tribes from 1778 to 1873, and Treaties with Foreign Nations from 1776 to 1950.

USCS - Public Laws
Available on the library's Lexis computers.
Coverage begins with 1988.

Westlaw

U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News (USCCAN)
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
Public law coverage begins with 1973. USCCAN includes public laws, select Congressional Committee Reports, executive orders, and more. Coverage varies by type. See Scope Notes for more information.

U.S. Public Laws
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
Current Session of Congress only.

U.S. Public Laws - Historical
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
Public Laws enacted during previous terms of Congress, beginning with the first session of the 93rd Congress in 1973.

Bloomberg Law

U.S. Public Laws & Statutes at Large
Available on the library's Bloomberg Law computers. Coverage begins with 1778.
From Browse, select Laws & Regulations > Legislative Resources > U.S. Public Laws & Statutes at Large (located in the "Codes & Statutes" box).