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Federal Legislative History Research

How to perform federal legislative history research.

Additional Guides and Background on Legislative History

Statutory Construction Resources

Mastering Statutory Interpretation by Linda D. Jellum: KF 425 J446 2008

  • An introductory work on the methods of interpreting statutes

Sutherland Statutes and Statutory Construction

  • Online: Westlaw
  • Print: KF 425 S9
  • Classic, mult-volume treatise on interpreting legislation

For further resources, search the catalog TALLONS by subject for: