Use government information to learn more about legislation, regulations, executive orders, and more. Gould Library is an official depository for some print and electronic information from the government. Search Catalyst for books and other materials in our collection. The library also purchases databases that make searching for government information, like the history of a bill in Congress, much easier.
For additional strategies and resources, please consult the library's government documents research guide.
The best way to locate primary government sources (texts of laws, court decisions) is to use a secondary source like a newspaper article, book, encyclopedia, or research report to guide you to the relevant source. Legislation and court proceedings are complex even for insiders to follow. These sources help you navigate the process and know what to look for. Some suggestions:
Image from Congress.gov: The Legislative Process. See their site for a helpful video and more information.
Our primary resource for legal research is Nexis Uni (below). This is where you will find major court decisions, Supreme Court briefs, law review articles, and state codes.
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