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Plant and Animal Quarantining in United States Legal History

The following is a guest post by Kathryn Gstalder, an intern with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. She is a current graduate student in the Master of Library & Information Science Program at Wayne State University. The word “quarantine” has broad legal implications. Relating to agriculture, Indigenous peoples, public health, […]

A Prescription For the Resurrection of George Washington

William Thornton was the First Architect of the United States Capitol, and is largely responsible for what became the final design of the Capitol Building. Thornton was also friends with George Washington and a trained surgeon, though he was not Washington’s doctor. Nevertheless, when Washington became seriously ill, and efforts to treat him were at an […]

Research Guides in Focus – Guide to Law Online: U.S. States and Territories

This is a guest post by senior legal reference librarian Emily Carr. The Law Library of Congress is pleased to announce the launch of a redesigned Guide to Law Online: U.S. States and Territories at its new Library of Congress Research Guides location. This project originally started in 1999 as an outgrowth of the nation-specific […]

An Interview With Aaron Kuperman, Law Cataloger

Today’s interview is with Aaron Kuperman, law cataloger, law cataloging trainer, legal cataloging expert, and sometimes acting section head in the Law Team (the law cataloging team, part of Library Services, ABA, USPRLL) at the Library. Describe your background. I grew up in Albany, New York. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism […]

How to Add Congress.gov to your Website

Recently, changes made to Congress.gov have made searching for specific topics much easier. In our most recent “Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top” blog post, Robert Brammer unveiled the Congress.gov Help Center, a feature that makes the Help pages on Congress.gov searchable. To further facilitate the navigation of our resources, you can embed a Congress.gov search […]

The Library of Congress and GPO Release Ten Years of Legislative Data on GovInfo

We are excited to announce that the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Government Publishing Office (GPO), the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate, have released ten additional years of Bulk Status XML Bulk Data on GovInfo. This bill status information, which is created by the Library, describes the activities and status […]

An Interview with Annie Naranjo, Global Legal Research Intern

Today’s interview is with Annie Naranjo, an intern working at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background: I live in Miami, Florida, but I am originally from Pereira, Colombia. This region is famous for its coffee production. Colombian coffee is often considered the best in the world for its quality and delicious […]

December 2020 Congress.gov New, Tip and Top

Last month, Robert introduced us to the new Congress.gov Help Center. As part of this month’s release, we have made additional improvements to Help Center search results navigation. Now users can navigate through their search results or return to the results page. The other enhancement to the Help Center is the improved Error Message page […]