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Public Policy Analysis: Law and Legislation

New Jersey Legislation

New Jersey Legislature Home Page
Includes legislative bills with histories back to 1996; the New Jersey State Constitution; a searchable index to New Jersey Statutes; legislative reports; and transcripts of some public hearings

Aging Populations

Older Americans Act and Aging Network. From the Administration on Aging.

Child Welfare

Major Federal Legislation Concerned with Child Protection, Child Welfare, and Adoption. The Children's Bureau, April 2012. A summary of Federal legislation since 1974 that has had a significant impact on the field. Includes an overview of each act and its major provisions. The full text of the acts can be found on Information Gateway’s Index of Child Welfare Laws

Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women - Federal Legislation and Regulations. From the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women.


Policy Overview. Legislation, regulations, guidance, and other policy documents for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, No Child Left Behind, and other education programs. From the U.S. Department of Education.

Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies. 2011.

Education Commission of the States Policy Analysis Topics and Documents.

Asylum Case Research Guide

CALS Asylum Case Research Guide
Georgetown Law Library Guide on how to research asylum cases and track human rights conditions by country. See:
  • Getting Starting
  • Where to Start
  • Government, IGO, NGO Reports
  • Is Your Client...?
  • Verifying Events
  • Foreign Laws and Cases
  • Most of the databases referenced in this guide are available at Rutgers; you will need to access them via the Rutgers, and not the Georgetown Law, links. Rutgers Indexes and Databases

    Congressional Documents
    The official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Browse or search legislation from the 93d (1973) Congress to the present. You can also search the full text of the Congressional Record from the 101st (1989) Congress to the present, and browse or search the full text of House and Senate committee reports from the 104th (1995) Congress to the present.
    Congressional Publications
    Historical and current Congressional information and legislative publications. Committee Prints, House & Senate Reports, House & Senate Documents, 1970-present; Hearings, 1824-2003, complete hearing - 2004-present, selected testimony transcripts and submitted statements, and in some cases, entire published hearings; Legislative Histories, 1969-present. Rutgers-restricted Access

    Law and Legislation Databases

    A legal research collection. In addition to searching scholarly legal and criminal justice periodicals, HeinOnline collections include the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register Library, and the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library. Rutgers-restricted Access
    Westlaw Campus Research
    Includes law review and law journal articles, the full text of court opinions; statutes, and regulations from state and federal governments; a law encyclopedia, and Black's Law Dictionary. Rutgers-restricted Access

    Federal Legislative History Research

    Federal Legislative History Research: A Practitioner's Guide to Compiling the Documents and Sifting for Legislative Intent
    Richard J. McKinney and Ellen A. Sweet. Law Librarians Society of Washington, D.C., Revised January, 2015.
    Includes discussion of what federal legislative histories are and how they are used; the federal legislative process; and finding legislative histories.
    Legislative Histories of Selected U.S. Laws on the Internet: Free Sources
    Legislative Histories of U.S. Laws on the Internet: Commercial Sources
    Lists legislative histories available on HeinOnline, as well as WestLaw (not WestLaw Campus) and Lexis-Nexis.

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