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What is THOMAS.gov on Jeopardy?

This government website was mentioned in the Library of Congress category during the recent Jeopardy! Kids Week. It’s always fun when someone you know references your work.  And it’s definitely rather cool when it is referenced on TV.  One of my colleagues, Tammie, received an email from a friend that said: Jeopardy just had a […]

June Retrospective

Thanks for visiting In Custodia Legis in June!  Our page views went up from May, our email subscribers surpassed 14,500, and we posted our 250th item.  Christine talked about Congressional apps for a variety of mobile devices, which was our most popular post.  I blogged about our latest tweaks to THOMAS.  Somehow we even managed […]

I’m Just A Bill

The old Schoolhouse Rock lesson “I’m Just a Bill” provides a quick introduction to the legislative process. However, there is more detailed information available through the Law Library of Congress on the legislative process. There is a Legislative Process page in THOMAS which contains links to very detailed guides: the House of Representatives’ “How Our […]


Twitter is a fun, effective tool for communicating.  There’s a reason why I use it both professionally and personally.  I’ve been tweeting away for the Law Library’s @LawLibCongress account for about a year and a half now. In one of my previous blog posts, I discussed “Tweeting THOMAS and Connecting with Congress.”  And now, the […]

Classes Offered by the Law Library of Congress

The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Division. Do you know the Law Library offers two classes to the public: Orientation to Legal Research and THOMAS Orientation? Orientation to Legal Research and the Use of Law Library Collections is a basic introduction to legal sources and […]