Hi Everyone -
I just wanted to send an e-mail to invite you and your staffs to the
Department of the Interior Library on Wednesday, December 17th from 10:00
am to noon for a free DOI Library Training Session, "Federal Legislative
History Research Using Print and Electronic Resources."
In order to find the legislative intent of a bill or public law,
researchers need to compile reports, testimony, debate, and other materials
related to that piece of legislation to find keys as to what Congress hoped
to accomplish by passing this bill. The final compilation of all these
materials provides the researcher with a complete “legislative history” of
the bill or law in question and hopefully will answer the question of what
Congress intended with this legislation.
Those interested in learning the process involved in compiling an official
federal legislative history will find this particular training program
invaluable. Attendees will learn how to use print and electronic resources
available in the DOI Library to conduct legislative history research.
Included will be a look at how to put together an "official" legislative
history using Library resources such as the Congressional Information
Service indexes, U.S. Congressional Serial Set (print and online editions),
Congressional Record, HeinOnline, and the LexisNexis Congressional Hearings
and Research Digital Collections. This program will be conducted by
Reference Librarian Jennifer Klang.
All that are interested are invited. The DOI Library is located in the
Main Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151 in
Washington. Space is limited so please contact the Library by phone at
(202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at [log in to unmask] to let us know you will be
coming. For more information about future DOI Library Training Sessions,
we encourage you to visit our Training Sessions website at
We hope to see you here on December 17th!
Coordinator of Library Services
U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
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Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773