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Research & Reports

Commemorative Observances

Listed are the commentary and recommended resources for selected national observances and commemorative months.  Read more

Digitized Material

Discusses and links to the digitized collections from the Law Library of Congress - and efforts underway to continue this important preservation phase in our history.  Read more

Legal Reports

The Law Library of Congress produces reports primarily for members of Congress.  The legal research reports provide commentary and recommended resources on issues and events.

Guides to Law Library Collections

The Law Library of Congress contains the largest body of United States federal and state law, foreign law, comparative law, international law and legislation in the world. Guides can be accessed to help you navigate some of our collections.  Read more

Guide to Law Online

Vast network of links to content-based Web sites of primary and secondary legal and legislative information services from 143 nations and all U.S. federal, state and territorial government entities.  Read more

Legal Research Guides

Access quick guides to legal research techniques and tools compiled by research specialists from the Law Library of Congress.  Read more

Legal Resources

Databases and e-Resources

The Law Library provides access to a broad range of legal databases and e-resources. A chart outlining these products by topic is provided for additional help. Some databases are restricted to on-site access only.  Read more

Global and Comparative Law Resources

Let the Law Library guide you to global law sources available on the Web and in our collections. Find authoritative sources providing full-text or summary information.  Read more

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Legal Blogs

Access the Web archive of more than 100 legal blogs.  Read more

Legislative Resources

Access legislative resources from the U.S. and other foreign and international bodies. Both current and historical documents are available.  Read more


Education & job Opportunities

Scholar-In-Residence program

To foster projects that will be of mutual benefit to scholars and its mission, the Law Library has established a program with three options: scholars in residence, scholarly exchanges, and graduate internships.  Read More

Opportunities for Attorneys

The Law Library of Congress seeks qualified attorneys at law to contract to perform specific research tasks on an ad hoc basis.  Read More


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