Subject and alphabetical list of ASLS Law Library's Online Legal Resources
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2017
- American Memory
Free and open access database to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps and sheet music that document the American experience. See esp. "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates."
- Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Contains bibliographic information for federal documents cataloged by the Government Printing Office from 1976 to present.
- Century of Lawmaking
A part of the American Memory database which focuses on historical lawmaking in the United States. A project of the Library of Congress, this site provides access to the Statutes at Large, as well as the United State Congressional Serial Set (House and Senate Documents and House and Senate reports), and the American State Papers.
- Compilations of Legislative Histories of Selected U.S. Laws on the Internet: Free Sources
Organized by popular name listing and public law number listing. Site also provides link to Federal Legislative History Research: A Practitioner's Guide.
Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service.
- FDsys (Federal Digital System)
FDsys contains the full text of some of the most frequently used government information. Includes official publications from all 3 branches of the U.S. government including: Federal Register, U.S. Code, court opinions, congressional hearings and Presidential documents.
- Founders Online
This website at the National Archives allows people to search an archive of the Founding Era. Anyone… students, researchers, citizens, lawyers can follow the debate about different founding documents such as the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
- U.S. Congressional Documents
This Hein collection features the complete Congressional Record Bound version, as well as the daily version back to 1980. It also includes the three predecessor titles: Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) Congressional Globe (1833-1873), and Congressional Hearings (1927-2015), as well as other important congressional material. Using the Daily-to-Bound Locator Tool, you can quickly find a page in the Bound volume from the Daily edition.For Help go to Hein Online Help and Training
- U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
In addition to the inclusion of comprehensive federal legislative histories published by the U.S. GPO and private publishers, this HeinOnline library also includes a unique finding aid based on Nancy Johnson's award-winning work, Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories. Researchers should begin their U.S. federal legislative history research with this finding aid, which often includes references to law review articles on-point to a particular legislative history.
Provides links to many useful government websites.
- Washlaw Web
WashLaw Web provides users with links to law-related state, federal and international/foreign materials on the Internet. All links on WashLaw Web are maintained by staff members of the Washburn University School of Law Library.
WhiteHouse.gov is the official web site for the White House and the President. This site is a source for information about the President, White House news and policies, White House history, and the federal government.