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Legislative Resources

Federal Materials

From a Bill to a Law - read about the legislative process

Debate
Annals of Congress
1st Congress-18th Congress, 1st Session, 1789-1824
Also available in microfilm and microcard, located near the 4th Floor Public Service Desk
Sessional Indexes to the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), located in Legal Reference
Register of Debates
18th Congress, 2nd Session-25th Congress, 1st Session, 1824-1837
Also available in microfilm and microcard, located near the 4th Floor Public Service Desk
Sessional Indexes to the Register of Debates (1824-1837), located in Legal Reference
Congressional Globe
23rd Congress, 1st Session-42nd Congress, 1st Session, 1833-1873
Also available in microfilm, located near the 4th Floor Public Service Desk
Sessional Indexes to the Congressional Globe (1849-1873), located in Legal Reference
Congressional Record
  • via Thomas (1989 forward)
  • via GPO (1994 forward)
  • Early Congresses, 43rd-44th Congresses, 1873-1875
  • Congressional Record Bound Edition - located in Legal Reference - Vols. 1-142, Part 20 (1873-1996)
  • 1873-1964 also available in microfilm, located near the 4th Floor Public Service Desk
    • Sessional Indexes to the Congressional Record (1873-1964), located in Legal Reference
House Journal
  • 1st-43rd Congresses, 1789-1875
  • 83rd Congress, 2nd Session [1954], 85th Congress, 2nd Session [1958], 87th Congress, 2nd Session [1962] forward in Legal Reference - XJH:
Senate Journal
Bills & Resolutions
Committee Reports
U.S. Congressional Serial Set
  • Early Serial Set via American Memory, 23rd-64th Congresses, 1833-1917
  • LexisNexis Serial Set Microfiche Collection Nos. 1 through 12880
  • U.S. Serial Set Collection - scattered prior to 1930 - GOVSTORAGE. Y 1.1/2: Serial
  • U.S. Serial Set Index, covers 1789-1969, located near the 4th Floor Public Service Desk
  • U.S. Serial Set Index, Index and Carto-Bibliography of Maps, covers 1817-1969, located near the 4th Floor Public Service Desk
Congressional Hearings
  • GPO (1995 forward)
  • LexisNexis Congressional (selected) Pathway: Congressional Publications/Advanced search tab
  • Search WestCat for Congressional Hearings at Malpass Library
  • CIS Index - indexes the testimony and submissions within hearings and committee prints, located near the 4th Floor Public Service Desk (1970 forward)
Committee Prints
  • GPO (1997 forward)
  • LexisNexis Congressional (selected) Pathway: Congressional Publications/Advanced search tab
  • Search WestCat for Committee Prints at Malpass Library
  • CIS Index - indexes the testimony and submissions within hearings and committee prints, located near the 4th Floor Public Service Desk (1970 forward)
Conference Reports
  • via GPO (2005 forward)

State Materials

Illinois
  • Bills & Resolutions - current session only
    • Previous Assemblies, 90th (1997) forward
    • House & Senate Bills in Microfiche, 81st-88th General Assemblies, 1977-1994 - ILLINOIS. B- House & ILLINOIS. B- Senate
    • House & Senate Bills in Microfiche, 85st-90th General Assemblies, 1987-1998 - ILLINOIS. 328.373 I29bh; ILLINOIS. 328.373 I29bh2 - ILLINOIS. 328.373 I29bs; ILLINOIS. 328.373 I29bs2
  • Transcripts of the Illinois Senate and House - current Assembly and previous Assemblies (77th [1971] forward)
  • Illinois House and Senate Debate in Microfiche, 77th-89th General Assemblies, 1969-1993 ILLINOIS. D- House ILLINOIS. D- Senate
  • Journals of the Illinois House and Senate (91st [1999]forward)
    • Journal of the Illinois House, located in Legal Reference (Vols. prior to 1901 in back room; ask at 4th floor desk)
    • Journal of the Illinois Senate, located in Legal Reference (Vols. prior to 1901 in back room; ask at 4th floor desk)
  • Legislative Synopsis and Digest, 1947 forward, located in Legal Reference

Links to other state legislative sources