LexisNexis Congressional Refworks

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LexisNexis Congressional Refworks

  1. 1. Using to manage your literature search in LexisNexis Congressional Sally Haines Social Work Library University of Michigan
  2. 2. LexisNexis Congressional <ul><li>LexisNexis Congressional is a web-based indexing and abstracting service for Congressional committee publications, including hearings (full text since 1988), committee prints, reports, documents, and public laws. Time-span: 1789- (Indexing); 1988- (Full-text) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Finding the full text of a law in LexisNexis Congressional and its legislative history 1. Click on Legislative Histories, Bills & Laws, Keyword Search . 3. Click on the radio button Statutes at Large 2. Type in your keywords or use the Popular Name search option 4. Pull down Restrict by date menu. Change Previous two years to All available dates .
  4. 4. Finding the full text of a law in LexisNexis Congressional and its legislative history 5. Check the most recent law and click on the link
  5. 5. Finding the full text of a law in LexisNexis Congressional and its legislative history 6. Keeping Children and Families Act is an amendment to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act 7. Click on pdf files to read full-text 8. Related Congressional publications are listed from the current law in force 108 P.L. 36; 117 Stat. 800 9 9. Original legislation and subsequent amendments are listed from the current law in force 108 P.L. 36; 117 Stat. 800
  6. 6. 10. To find Congressional Publications return to the home page and click on Search by Number 12. Search by publication numbers given in the Statutes at Large Legislative History record 11. Select the publication type from the drop down menu 13. Click on [Search] 14. Click on hot link on next screen to view Senate Report 108:12
  7. 7. 15. To view full-text click on hot link
  8. 8. 17. Select Laws/Statutes 16. To add to RefWorks, pull down References and select Add New Reference 18. Hand edit the fields shown

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