How to Search in the Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories Database

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How to Search in the Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories Database


Open the U.S. Federal Legislative History database in HeinOnline and click on the Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories Database.

This search option provides the ability to search for a compiled legislative history by Bill Number, Congress, Related Document Title, Popular Name of Public Law, Public Law Number, or by the Title of the Public Law.

For example, to find material available for P.L. # 103-322 (the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994), enter the number in the search bar and choose Public Law Number from the drop-down menu.

Click the title of the Act to receive a list of available relevant material for this public law. Anything available in HeinOnline will be linked. The first link is a compiled legislative history.

Click on the title to view it in HeinOnline. Clicking Cumulative Contents in any legislative history will display the complete contents of all volumes. This enables users to easily locate a specific document, such as a House report, Senate report or Congressional hearing:

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