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  • CQ Weekly Authentication Required
    A weekly publication covering events in Washington. Includes in-depth reports on congressional issues, a summary of the previous week's news, committee and floor activity, and debates and roll-call votes. Last 2 years also available in print on shelf in current periodicals.
  • ProQuest Congressional Publications Authentication Required
    Comprehensive coverage of U.S. legislative information, including fulltext and current status of Congressional bills, laws, regulations,legislative histories for public laws, congressional hearings, and research publications. Also fulltext information on related public policy issues and legislative activities. Locate information about members and committees. Search the Congressional Record and Federal Register.
  • Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet
    A site maintained by the Library of Congress that provides up-to-date and historic information on the U.S. Congress. Users can search the site by bill number or keyword, find members of Congress, and get committee information. The site also provides a full-text search of the "Congressional Record," a daily record of activity in Congress.
Try these also:
  • Federal Web Locator
    The Federal Web Locator is a service provided by the Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy and is intended to be the one stop shopping point for federal government information on the World Wide Web.
  • FindLaw
    FindLaw provides legal researchers with a sophisticated search engine to locate Web-accessible legal code and case law. Topical sub-searches for foreign domains by country, federal laws and regulations, or individual states are also available.
  • Finding Court Opinions on the Web
    Sponsored by The National Law Journal. Provides links to U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Circuit Courts, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, Specialized Courts, and State Courts.
  • Guide to Law Online
    The Guide to Law Online is a selective annotated compendium of Internet sources of interest to legal researchers from the Library of Congress.
    The official U.S. gateway to all government information. A good place to begin for searching federal government websites.
  • CQ Historic Documents Authentication Required
    Over 32,000 pages of documents covering significant events. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.
    LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities and answers to questions about their legal rights related to housing, work, family, bankruptcy, disability, immigration and other topics.
  • Minnesota Legislation and Bill Tracking
    Track bills in the House and Senate for the current session or for previous years back to 1993. Links to House and Senate Journals, House and Senate committee assignments, Guides for following a bill, and vetoes since 1939.
  • Minnesota NorthStar
    The official website for the state of Minnesota. From here, link to Online Services, Licensing and Forms, and many other sites about Minnesota government.
  • RIA Checkpoint Authentication Required
    Provides online access to the complete RIA United States Tax Reporter with federal and state tax laws, codes, regulations, analysis, annotations, cases, rulings, citator, and more; also includes the complete WG&L Tax Dictionary.
  • Rulers
    Contains lists of heads of state and heads of government of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases.
  • State Web Locator
    Select state and then sites for homepage, state documents, executive and legeislative branches, and departments and agencies.
  • Stearns County (MN) Ordinances
    The Stearns County Ordinances online. This site includes links to the Minnesota Rules, information about the departments, officials, maps and directions, and job openings.
  • U. S. Code
    Search or browse the U.S. code, both the most recent edition and previous issues back to 1994.
  • U. S. Code of Federal Regulations
    The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
    • Location(s): Gov Docs AE 2.106/3:
  • United States Senate
    Provides links to Senators' home pages, the daily, weekly, and annual schedule; committee assignments, etc
  • White House
    Includes links to Issues; News; Appointments; Offices; and Major Speeches.

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