How to Use this Guide
This guide is designed to help you understand the documents you need to find to research what Congress intented by statutory language - otherwise know as "legislative history".
This is not a comprehensive guide or bibliography of everywhere you can find each and every document that can be used for legislative history research. For that information, see Links for more detail tab for examples of many of good comprehensive legislative history research guides.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY RESEARCH IN 3 STEPS
For explanations of these steps see corresponding tabs.
Understand the Legislative Process
Understand the Documents Produced in each step of the Legislative Process AND recognize their abbreviations
Know a Few Good Sources, both free and $$
Assistant Director for Reference and Instruction