Federal Law

This research guide will direct you to resources in the law library where federal public laws, bills and United States Code sets can be found. This should be used as a starting point for research and not a comprehensive list of resources available about U.S. law.

Public Laws

  • United States Statutes at Large     KF50 .U52
  • United States Code Congressional & Administrative News     KF62 .W42
  • GPO Access (1995 - forward)
  • THOMAS (dates vary)
  • Congressional Universe (UD only)

United States Code

  • United States Code (Also available on microfiche 1925 - )     KF62 xxxx .A2
  • United States Code Annotated (Also available on microfiche, dates vary)     KF62 1927 .W45
  • United States Code Service     KF62 1972 .L38
  • Legal Information Institute
  • U.S. House of Representatives

Congressional Bills

  • Congressional Index (Ascertain Status)     KF49 .C59
  • Microfiche (Congresses 96-1 through 102-2)     Microform Cabinet #9
  • THOMAS (dates vary)
  • GPO Access (1995 - forward)
  • Congressional Universe (UD only)


  • Shepards Acts and Cases By Popular Names     KF90 .S52
  • Shepards Federal Statute Citations    KF78 .S5