Legislative History Research Guide

This guide collects major sources for conducting legislative history research, including committee reports, hearings, bills, debates and more.


A key point to remember for purposes of legislative history research is that you should not reinvent the wheel! The legislative history of a particular law or area of law is often already compiled and published. These sources may be collections of reprinted documents, or just a narrative history that cites the important sources.

Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories

Other Resources

ProQuest Legislative Insight

Running time: 3:04 minutes

Created/updated: January 2023
Last reviewed: January 2023

Free Web Resources

Tax Legislative Histories

Though you can use any of the sources on this page to research the legislative histories of tax laws, there are a few sources dedicated to tax-related legislative histories.