Congressional publications database, provides indexing, abstracts, and full-text for legislative documents dating back to 1789. Indexing is available for all documents from 1789 to current.
Full Text Collections with searchable PDF:
GovInfo (open access, Government Publishing Office)
Official U.S. government documents are published by the Government Publishing Office in print and electronic formats. The Jerome Hall Law Library receives U.S. Congressional documents through the Federal Depository Library Program.
Search for U.S. government documents in IUCAT to find catalog records that include information about format, holdings, locations, and electronic availability. The main collection of government documents is shelved on the fourth floor of the Law Library, and is organized by the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) classification system.
The Law Library provides access to government documents through official government online sources (Congress.gov and GovInfo), and also purchases or subscribes to commercial databases which enhance the value and usage of the documents collection. Databases such as HeinOnline, ProQuest Congressional, ProQuest Legislative Insight and LLMC Digital provide indexing, abstracts, and full-text collections of historic and current government documents. The library also purchases other guides or finding aids for government documents from commercial publishers.
Compiled legislative histories can be found in these HeinOnline libraries:
Print or Electronic Publications in Law Libraries
Access legislative history content through the “Content types” tab > under the Specialty areas category > select Legislative History
Access legislative history content through Explore: “Content” tab: