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This highly recommended publication- part of the Law Librarians Society of Washington, D.C.'s, LLSDC Legislative Sourcebook- provides a detailed discussion and practical tips for performing federal legislative history research, as well as advice for locating legislative intent within legislative history documents. For help with compiling legislative histories for pre 1970 public laws see the section: "Compiling a Federal Legislative History from Older Records."
This guide from the University of Minnesota Libraries' Government Publications Library is organized by the steps in the legislative process. A detailed explanation of each step in the legislative process and information on obtaining the documents produced at each step are provided.
Provides an overview of federal legislative history research, the legislative process, and where to find congressional documents. The report also summarizes some of the reasons researchers are interested in legislative history, briefly describes the actions a piece of legislation might undergo during the legislative process, and provides a list of easily accessible print and electronic resources.