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United States Constitution
From the U.S. Senate, this annotated version of the Constitution provides the original text (left-hand column) with commentary about the meaning of the original text & how it has changed since 1789 (right-hand column). Free resource.
Charters of Freedom
Official versions from the National Archives of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, & the Bill of Rights. View & download images of the original documents or read transcripts. Free resource.
U.S. Statutes at Large
KF50 .U5 (1st Floor)
1937 to present
Text of laws as passed by Congress & signed by the presidents
Congressional Documents Online
Congressional Legislation Search
Formerly "Thomas" from the Library of Congress. Now part of Congress.gov. Track legislation, view sessions live, read the Congressional Record & committee reports, etc., back to the 101st Congress, 1989-90. CR app available for download. Free resource.
HeinOnline: U.S. Statutes at Large
From 1789 to the present, full text of laws as passed by Congress & signed by the Presidents.
American State Papers, (1789-1838)
Search & browse this retrospective collection of largely Congressional, but also Executive, documents of the first fourteen U.S. Congresses. The nearly 6,300 publications are a rich source of primary material on wide-ranging aspects of early American history. CU subscription.
Current lists of members, legislative activities, most-viewed bills, etc. Free resource.
Guide to Congress (CQ Press)
A complete institutional history of Congress along with updated insight & analysis on recent shifts in power of the U.S. Senate & House of Representatives.
Ref JK1 .C749 (1st Floor)
1945 to present
Overview of Congressional actions & documents year-by-year.