On January 20, 2017, the United States of America swore a new president into office to lead the executive branch of its government. With a new president from a different party than the previous, a brand new legislative agenda will be pursued on Capitol Hill. A few weeks ago we witnessed a big dust up in Congress over how to replace the Affordable Care Act, a major legislative achievement for the former administration which the current administration would like to see changed drastically. To access the history of the legislative measures the United States has debated since its founding, the best place to look is the LibGuide “Legislative History.”
The “Legislative History” LibGuide provides several superior resources for anyone conducting research on legislative history. The list of websites available to examine this subject alone is worth the price of admission. The database WestLawNext tab provides an excellent set of instructions on how to search for legislative history when accessing the database.
Great detail was taken to demonstrate how to write an APA legal citation, as well as, how and where to cite legal works on NoodleTools. A list of law libraries can be found that allows students to know where to search for more information online about legislative history while never truly leaving the Bellevue University Library website.
You can locate the “Legislative History” LibGuide and many others, under “Find” on the library homepage. Simply select “Subject, Course, and Research Guides” and do a quick search “Legislative History.” For assistance with LibGuides or any other research help, contact the Library Reference Desk by email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 402-557-7313, or use our 24/7 Librarian chat service.
Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than Books, V. 20 No. 3, Summer 2017.