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How can I find a particular U.S. public law?

Last Updated: May 14, 2014  |  24 Views
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Connect to ProQuest Congressional.

If you know the Public Law number and the law is post-1902:

  • Click on Legislative Histories, Bills, and Laws
  • Click on the Get a Document tab
  • Select Statutes at Large
  • Select Public Law Number
  • Enter the Congress number and then the PL #

If you don't know the Public Law number, or the law pre-dates 1902:

  • Click on Legislative Histories, Bills, and Laws
  • Click on the Keyword Search tab
  • Select Statutes at Large
  • Select the appropriate date and/or enter keywords

Digitized public laws are available on ProQuest Congressional back to 1776.

If you have trouble finding what you need, please contact a librarian in person, by phone 202-663-5901, or via email.

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