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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 […]


While I love it when people use THOMAS, I also like the idea of other good sources enabling the public to learn about legislation that will affect us.  THOMAS is an incredibly valuable tool, but there are areas of information that other sites use and enhance.  I’ve mentioned two examples before, where video is added […]

Tip of the Congressional Iceberg

The following is a guest post by Margaret Wood, Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Directorate. At the start of a new Congress, the librarians at the reference desk in the Law Library of Congress’ Reading Room receive a flurry of questions about Congress, THOMAS, and the legislative process.  So, at the start of […]