Search ALL of our CQ Press resources to find legislative and public policy. Useful for: social work, political science, journalism, communications, and current issues research. HINT: Although you can search each CQ resource separately, using this link to search all of them at once is usually better.
CQ Press Library includes these databases:
CQ Researcher plus Archive, CQ Magazine, and CQ Almanac.
The Office of the USTR develops and coordinates U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy; and directs negotiations with other countries on such matters. The U.S. Trade Representative is a member of the President's Cabinet.
Helpful resources include:
-- Opinions (in various formats, including Bound Volumes, since 1991),
-- Case Citation Finder (a tool for locating the proper citation for Supreme Court decisions since 1790), and other information.
Findlaw's searchable database of Supreme Court decisions since 1893. You can browse by year or U.S. Reports volume number, or search by citation, case title or full text. Includes other useful related resources.
"Relies on the federal government's data for this website. The data is largely from two sources: the Federal Procurement Data System, which contains information about federal contracts; and the Federal Assistance Award Data System, which contains information about federal financial assistance such as grants, loans, insurance, and direct subsidies like Social Security."
Access the vast resources in America's national library--and the largest library in the world. The mission of the Library of Congress is to make resources available to the Congress and the American people.
Provides information on: initiatives and priorities, grant opportunities, offices, publications, research, and statistics. There are special collections of information for parents, teachers and students.
Project Vote Smart offers this handy place to find information about how government works, including: How a Bill Becomes a Law, the President, Congress, Constitution, Elections, Campaign Finance, Budget, and State Government.
Information about the White House that will appeal to all ages--especially children. Find out about past and current Presidents and Vice-Presidents and their families--including their pets!
Find Legislative History
Legislative History can help provide background to understanding the laws passed by Congress. Researching it can be tricky, however. These resources provide assistance in the process and point to valuable resources to help you.
"Congressional reports originate from congressional committees and deal with proposed legislation and issues under investigation." This resource allows you to browse the reports by Congress number and type of report.
This guide from Georgetown Law Library covers the major sources for conducting legislative history research, including committee reports, hearings, bills, debates and more. NOTE: This guide links to some resources that Cal U does not have access to.