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, February 2nd from 2:00 to
4:00 pm for a free DOI Library Training Session entitled "Legislative
History Research on Westlaw."

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.

Attendees to this training program will learn how to use the Westlaw legal
and legislative database to find materials needed to help 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 February 2nd!

George Franchois
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

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