Hi Everyone -
I just wanted to send an e-mail to invite you and your staffs to the
Department of the Interior Library on Tuesday, September 14th from 2:00 to
4:00 pm for a training session entitled "Legislative History Research on
Westlaw," part of our series of free training sessions at the DOI Library.
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 the bill. The final compilation of all these
materials provides the researcher with a "legislative history" of the bill
or law in question and hopefully will answer the question of what Congress
intended with this legislation.
Those attending this training program will learn how to use the Westlaw
legal and legislative database (available at the DOI Library's patron
computer workstations) to find materials needed to compile a legislative
history. These include materials like Congressional debate in the
Congressional Record, House and Senate Reports, Presidential Documents, and
Congressional Hearings, all used to find the intent behind a piece of
legislation. This class will be taught by a Westlaw representative.
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 September 14th!
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1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
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