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¶  Statutory Research: Guide to Federal & Multi-State Online Resources

Online Resource Coverage Scope Notes
Commercial Legal Research Vendors (selective)
LexisNexis Account Login
https://www.lexis.com/research
Law Library access is restricted to statutory users and on-site to attorneys with library privileges
Federal & State Varies (and depends on subscription plan)
Westlaw Account Login
http://web2.westlaw.com/signon/
Law Library access is restricted to statutory users and on-site to attorneys with library privileges.
Federal & State Varies (and depends on subscription plan)
Casemaker (Ohio State Bar Association)
www.ohiobar.org/Pages/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fMembers%2fPages%2fCaseMaker.aspx
Law Library access is restricted to statutory users and attorneys with library privileges who has their own OSBA accounts
   
Fastcase
https://www.fastcase.com
The Law Library does not subscribe to Fastcase.
Federal & State Varies
Loislaw
www.loislaw.com
The Law Library does not subscribe to Loislaw.
Federal & State Session Laws & Statutes; Varies
Hein Online
http://heinonline.org/
Law Library access restricted to statutory users and attorneys with library privileges on-site.
Federal Session Laws & Statutes U.S. Code 1925→
Statutes at Large 1789→
Free Online Statutory Research Services (selective)
American Law Sources On-line
www.lawsource.com/also/
Federal & State Bills, Session Laws & Statutes Links to outside websites
Justia
www.justia.com/
US Code, State Codes US Code: current State Codes: varies
Legal Information Institute (Cornell)
www.law.cornell.edu/
US Code, State Codes US Code: current State Codes: varies
Federal Constitution, Codes, Statutes, Treaties & Congressional Resources
Note on Government Printing Office (GPO) Datasets. The migration of federal government information from GPO Access into the GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) is occurring on a collection-by-collection basis and is expected to be completed in 2010. The below provides links to government datasets in FDsys when available. GPO Access datasets may be more comprehensive, will remain current, and continue to be available until the migration is completed. To view available sources and each sourceís coverage, go to GPO Access and GPO FDsys.
Monitoring Federal Legislation
Congress.gov
http://beta.congress.gov/
Free. Text of bills, resolutions, enrolled bills, bill summary and status, and roll call votes.
Open Congress (Sunlight Foundation)
www.opencongress.org/
Free. Text of bills and resolutions, bill summary and status, roll call votes, plus analysis and news coverage.
GalleryWatch (Roll Call)
www.gallerywatch.com/
The Law Library does not subscribe to this fee-based service. Provides real-time legislative information and news, including bill text and analyses, and committee and floor actions.
Constitution of the United States
GPO Access
www.gpoaccess.gov/constitution/index.html
Legal Information Institute (Cornell)(annotated)
http://topics.law.cornell.edu/constitution
U.S. Senate (annotated)
www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm
See also:
Federal Public & Private Laws
Thomas (Library of Congress)
http://thomas.loc.gov/bss/d111/d111laws.htm
GPO FDsys
www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=PLAW
United States Statutes at Large (GPO FDsys)
www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=STATUTE
United States Code (U.S.C.)
U.S. House Office of the Law Revision Counsel
http://uscode.house.gov/
Law Revision Counselís List of Admendments Since Last Official Codificaton
http://uscode.house.gov/classification/tables.shtml
Cornell Legal Information Institute
www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/
Commercial Sources for Federal Legislative History Materials (selective)
LexisNexis Account Login
https://www.lexis.com/research
Scope varies and depends on subscription plan. Compiled legislative histories include the comprehensive Congressional Information Service (CIS) for statutes passed from 1970 onwards and the CIS Historical Index for laws passed before 1970.

Law Library access is restricted to statutory users and on-site to attorneys with library privileges. The Law Library's subscription plan may not include all listed resources.
Westlaw Account Login
http://web2.westlaw.com/signon/
Scope varies and depends on subscription plan. Compilations include brief legislative histories in United States Code, Congressional and Administrative News for statutes passed from 1948 (securities laws from 1933) and the GAO's compiled legislative histories. United States Code Annotated on Westlaw links to legislative history materials.

Law Library access is restricted to statutory users and on-site to attorneys with library privileges. The Law Library's subscription plan may not include all listed resources.
Hein Online
http://heinonline.org/
Law Library access restricted to statutory users and attorneys with library privileges on-site.
Free Legislative History Sources
History of Bills (FDsys)
www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=HOB
Lists legislative actions on bills that are reported in the Congressional Record.
Congressional Record (Daily Edition)(FDsys)
www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=CREC
Congressional Record (Bound Edition)(FDsys)
www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=CRECB
Congressional Reports (FDsys)
www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=CRPT
Congressional Hearings (FDsys)
www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=CHRG
Congressional Documents (FDsys)
www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=CDOC
Research Guides for Federal Legislative History Research
Federal Legislative History Research: A Practitioner's Guide to Compiling the Documents and Sifting for Legislative Intent (Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.)
www.llsdc.org/Fed-Leg-Hist/
Federal Legislative History (Law Library of Congress)
www.loc.gov/law/help/leghist.php
See also:
  • Non-commercial Legislative Histories of Selected U.S. Laws on the Internet (Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.)
    www.llsdc.org/Leg-Hist/
  • Commercial Legislative Histories of U.S. Laws on the Internet (Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.)
    www.llsdc.org/leg-hist-commercial/
Treaties
Thomas (Library of Congress)
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/treaties/treaties.html
GPO Access
www.gpoaccess.gov/serialset/cdocuments/index.html
Treaties in Force (U.S. Department of State)
www.state.gov/s/l/treaty/index.htm
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