Next month, the Law Library of Congress will present a webinar on U.S. federal statutes. This webinar will provide an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.
Also in February, Law Library staff will host a webinar discussing Congress.gov. The presentation will discuss how to research federal legislation and highlight recent updates to the site. More information about the content of both webinars and registration links can be found below.
Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022, 11:00 a.m. EST – 12:00 p.m. EST
Content: Provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.
Instructor: Elizabeth Osborne – senior legal reference librarian at the Law Library. Elizabeth holds a BA in justice from American University, a JD from the Brooklyn Law School, and a Master of Science in Information Science from the University of Tennessee.
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022, 2:00 p.m. EST – 3:00 p.m. EST
Content: This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will be highlighted.
Instructors: Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer. Barbara is the bibliographic and research instruction librarian at the Law Library. She holds a BA in history from Duke University, a JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science with a specialization in law librarianship from Catholic University. Robert is the chief of the Law Library’s Office of External Relations. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Kentucky, a JD from Wayne State University, and a Master of Library Science from Florida State University.
To learn about other upcoming classes on domestic and foreign law topics, visit the Legal Research Institute.
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