Hi Everyone -
I just wanted to invite you and your staffs to participate via webinar in a free Department of the Interior Library Training Session entitled "Compiling a Federal Legislative History: A Step-by-Step Example for Beginners" on Wednesday, April 5th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET, part of our series of free training sessions available from the Department of the Interior Library.
In order to find the legislative intent of a bill or public law, researchers need to compile reports, testimony, debate, and other materials related to that piece of legislation to find keys as to what Congress hoped to accomplish by passing the bill. The final compilation of all these materials provides the researcher with a "legislative history" of the bill or law in question and hopefully will answer the question of what Congress intended with this legislation. Those inexperienced with legal research in general but interested in learning the process involved in compiling a federal legislative history will find this program invaluable. A specific Public Law will be the focus of a step-by-step piecing together of a legislative history using electronic resources available through the DOI Library such as the ProQuest Congressional database, HeinOnline, Congress.gov and govinfo.gov. This class will be presented by DOI Reference Librarian Shyamalika Ghoshal.
All that are interested are invited. Please go to the following link to request webinar registration information:
If the registration information link above does not work at your location, you may also register using the Library's Online Contact Form at https://www.doi.gov/library/interior-library-contact-form. Please list the title of the program you wish to attend on the subject line.
You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this program. For more information about DOI Library resources and services, please visit the DOI Library's website, located at http://www.doi.gov/library.
We hope that you can join us virtually on April 5th.