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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 […]

THOMAS is Now on Science.gov

Last week I discussed THOMAS off of THOMAS, and this week I’m happy to announce there is another location to add to the list: science.gov.  The 111th and 112th Congresses have been added to the basic search: By including THOMAS in your search, you will be guided to the “Bill Summary & Status” containing information […]