Provides access to relevant sources relating to the composition and structure of Article III Courts, as well as documents prepared by various Congresses relating to the purpose, formation, organization and restructuring of the federal government.
Index of legislative information, including congressional publications from 1789 to the present, legislative histories for public laws dating back to 1970, testimony from congressional hearings, bill histories, the Congressional Record and Federal Register, Congressional Research Service reports, and information about congressional members and committees, and Executive documents 1789-1932. Some full text available. See this guide for more information.
Provides in-depth reports on issues that cover the U.S. Congress, status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, backroom maneuvering, debates and all roll-call votes. Search by topic, page number, committee, bill number, byline or reporter. Full text available.
Published by the Committee on Ways and Means of the United States House of Representatives. Provides background material and statistical data on the major entitlement programs and other activities within the Committee's jurisdiction. Includes a wide variety of social and economic topics, including Social Security, employment, welfare, child support, health insurance, the elderly, families with children, and poverty.
Legislative Insight is a Federal legislative history service containing full-text publications generated by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws. Texts available include the full text of the Public Law itself, Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, prints, and other congressional publications.
Includes: Congressional Record bound volume set (1873-present) as well as its three predecessor titles: Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873). The Congressional Record Daily edition is also available from 1980-present. U.S. Congressional Serial Set, Congressional Hearings, Rules & Precedents, Committee Prints, Congressional Budget Office Publications, CRS Reports, Congressional Directory, Other Works Related to Congress
Over 9.5 million links to digital content, including full-text printed material, maps, photographs, illustrations, and statistical datasets.
Law and Legal Studies
The Donald E. Pray Law Library is open to main campus students, and many (but not all) of its online resources are also available with a main campus OUNetID. See this page for all Law Library research guides, this one for resources related to the Supreme Court of the United States. Contact their Reference Desk at (405) 325-5268 or email them at Law-LibraryReference@ou.edu
Also see this guide on locating court records, briefs, and oral arguments from Yale University.
The Caselaw Access Project (“CAP”) expands public access to U.S. law. Our goal is to make all published U.S. court decisions freely available to the public online, in a consistent format, digitized from the collection of the Harvard Law Library.
Started in 2010, CourtListener is a core project of the Free Law Project, a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) public charity and a California non-profit public benefit corporation. Free Law Project seeks to provide free access to primary legal materials, develop legal research tools, and support academic research on legal corpora.
An expanding collection of legal information including legal journals, U.S. Supreme Court Cases, Treaties/Agreements and more. HeinOnLine provides the scanned page images of legal journals so that the user can view the page as it originally appeared in hardcopy.
Indian Claims Insight allows researchers to understand and analyze Native American migration and forced resettlement throughout U.S. history, U.S. Government Indian removal policies, and subsequent actions to address Native American claims against the U.S. Government. This collection includes congressional publications, treaties, maps, and docket materials for all Indian Claims Commission cases, as well as cases that preceded and followed the existence of the commission.
Indexes legal publications, major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals, and legal newspapers on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Government Regulations, Legal Practice, and legal subjects such as Taxation and International Law.
Contains the session laws of all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, as well as governmental session laws from the United States, Australia, Canada, and the Bahamas. Full text available.
HeinOnline contains the full-text of the United States Code (official version) and the Statutes at Large in PDF page image format going back to the start of these publications. This databases should be your source for locating official Acts of Congress or references to the official code.