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How a Bill Becomes a Law and Various Other Sources

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Retrospective Legislative Information Sources

In addition to the sources listed in How to Choose a Particular Bill or Law a number of indexes will provide information on legislation passed from the first session of Congress (1789) to 1969.

Title & Dates of Coverage Location Frequency & Indexing Description
CIS Serial Set Index,
1789-1969
Middleton Reference
Table 4
Z 1223 Z9 C65 1975

Also on Congessional Masterfile Reference Desk Cartridge 8
Indexes by subjects and keywords publications of the Congressional Serial Set (e.g., reports and documents issued by Congress).

Includes citations to the American State Papers.
CIS US Congressional Committee Hearing Index, 1833-1969 Middleton Reference
Table 4
Z1223.A2 C5 1981

Also on Congessional Masterfile Reference Desk Cartridge 8
Indexes by subjects and organizations, personal names, titles, bill numbers, and report or document numbers.
CIS US Congressional Committee Prints Index from the earliest Publication through 1969 Middleton Reference
Table 4
Z1223.Z7 C66

Also on Congessional Masterfile Reference Desk Cartridge 8
Indexes by subjects and names, titles, issuing committee and bill numbers.
CIS Index to Unpublished U.S. Senate Committee Hearings, 1823-1964, 1965-1968 Middleton Reference
Table 4
KF 49 C623

Also on Congessional Masterfile Reference Desk Cartridge 8
Indexes by subjects and organizations, personal names, titles, bill numbers, and reports or document numbers.

CIS Index to Unpublished U.S. House of Representatives Hearings, Congressional Proceedings,
1833-1936,
1937-1946,
1947-1954,
Middleton Reference
Table 4
KF 40 C54

Also on Congessional Masterfile Reference Desk Cartridge 8
Indexes by subjects and organizations, personal names, titles, bill numbers, and report or document numbers.
Records of the Proceedings of Congress: Government Documents

Index on WWW 1983- FDsys

See also: Library of Congress National Digital Library Congressional Documents and Debates, 1789-1873
Issued every day Congress is in session. 1873- Congressional Record
1833-1873 Congressional Globe
1833-1874 Register of Debates
1789-1824 Annals of Congress
1774-1788 Journals of the Continental Congress
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