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Government Documents and Information

Congress, Laws & Regulations

Walker Library has congressional materials including documents, reports, and hearings available in print and microfiche. Congressional materials are also available online. Materials, including online versions, can be searched using the library's catalog. Materials can be searched by SuDoc using this link


Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. The daily issues are eventually replaced by bound volumes. The library's print copies are located on the 2nd floor in the Microtext room. The online version can be found at Congressional Record

Statutes at Large and United States Code

Each bill that becomes law is published and known as a slip law. They can be searched using the library catalog or at Public Laws. These slip laws then get bound as the Statutes at Large for each congressional session. They are arranged chronologically. The library's bound Statutes at Large can be found in the Reference section of the library. Eventually these laws become part of the United States Code  which is arranged by subject. For more information see Private and Public Laws.

Additional Online Tools for Congressional Materials


The Federal Register is the daily publication of rules and regulations of federal agencies. The Federal Register is available online at Federal Register. It is codified into The Code of Federal Regulations(CFR).