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US Code (Federal Statutes)
Federal statutes are laws enacted by the United States Congress. These acts are published in chronological order in the Statutes at Large. The acts are then codified by topic and published as compiled statutes in the U.S. Code, abbreviated as U.S.C.
The U.S. Code is available online from a variety of institutions, including the following:
For other ways to access the U.S. Code, including in print as well as on subscription legal databases like Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law (which are available in the library), see the United States Code guide. This guide also details how to access older versions of the statutes. For how to view the Statutes at Large, see the Federal Acts (Public Laws) guide.