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U.S. public laws and private laws beginning with the 104th Congress (1995-96) may be found on the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) website, govinfo. On govinfo, researchers can browse public laws within a particular Congress, or search by date or citation.
The entire Statutes at Large series from 1789 to the present is available electronically on two subscription databases, HeinOnline and ProQuest Congressional, both of which are available onsite at the Library of Congress.
For more information about federal statutes, visit the Law Library's research guide, Federal Statutes: A Beginner’s Guide.
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