Research from a Congressional Point of View

by Alison Ewing 13. March 2013 16:11

 Researching  a topic and want to know what congress has had to say about it? One of the best resources for congressional research is ProQuest Congressional .  Why would you use ProQuest Congressional instead of Westlaw and Lexis? Here are some examples.

Let’s say you are writing your paper on the Indian Court of Offenses and want to cite to the 1926 primary source hearings on that subject…it’s on ProQuest Congressional but not on WL or Lexis.  In fact, ProQuest Congressional has documents that go back to 1789! Maybe you are researching the recent Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 but want some historical perspective on the topic. ProQuest Congressional has hearings and congressional reports that pre-date the passage of the original Violence Against Women Act of 1990.  ProQuest also includes document types not found on WL or Lexis, like maps!  

ProQuest Congressional can be found in the drop-down menu on the Library’s website under Library Databases. 

It’s easy to see what you are searching when you go to the Advanced Search screen:

Questions? Ask a Librarian!

Proposed House Bill HB 2467

by Lidia Koelbel 26. January 2013 12:14

Constitutional?  Argue among yourselves.

See the proposed bill that will require high school students to take an oath to receive their diploma.  It is available at the Arizona State Legislature website.  Click the link below: 

The politicians introducing the bill are Representatives Thorpe, Borrelli, Seel, Shope, Smith: Dial, Livingston, Senator Crandell.

Library Workshops for the Week of February 13-17, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 9. February 2012 18:02

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Interested in learning how to navigate the important legal research resources available to you? Need to get a better understanding of how Congress passes a bill into law and where to find the law?

This week the Law Library is offering two different workshops at various times. ***A light meal will be provided at each workshop!***

Library Basics (using the online catalog and research databases to find the information you need)

  • Monday, February 13, 2012 - 12:00 - 12:50 pm - Classroom #1721*
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012 -  12:00 - 12:50 pm - Classroom #1701*
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:00 - 5:50 pm - Classroom #1821*

Understanding Statutes

  • Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 12:00 - 12:50 pm - Classroom #1843*
  • Friday, February 17, 2012 - 12:00 - 12:50 pm - Classroom #1721*

*Please note that these are recent room changes.

Can't make it this week? The Law Library will be offering workshops on many different topics throughout the semester. Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.



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