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Research Guide for History

Finding Historical Government Information

The U.S Government collects and publishes a large amount of information about its laws, its regulations, their enforcement, and on those in government. A helpful way to start on your research subject is to ask yourself who would collect or publish information on it. If you are researching a President's policies or want to know about Federal Agencies you'd go to President & Federal Government on the Political Science Research Guide. For legislation, voting records and statements, you'd go to Congress & Federal Legislation. If you want to know about Supreme Court decisions, you'd go to The Supreme Court & The Judiciary section.