This guide walks you through what you will need to understand whenever doing federal legislative history research:
This is a guide to researching federal legislative history, consisting of five parts. Parts One and Two provide helpful background on the components of a legislative history, and Parts Three through Five show you how to find everything discussed in Parts One and Two. You can work with these parts in sequence if you've never done legislative history research before, or you can just work with those parts specific to your needs.
If you have little background conducting legislative history research, or are unfamiliar with the federal legislative process, we suggest starting with the following brief video:
Law librarians and library staff are available to help you find your way around the library and its legal materials, provide research support, and assist you in locating materials that are not in our library. There are several ways to contact us:
In Person: The Loan and Reference desks are on the main floor of the law library.
Loan Desk: (650) 723-2477
Reference Desk: (650) 725-0800