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Introduction

This guide's aim is to aid law students and practitioners in researching Federal statutory materials, such as statutes, slip laws, session laws, codes, and code supplements.  The subjects/keywords and call numbers are hyperlinked to the library’s catalog. Please remember that this guide is not an exhaustive list of materials or resources.

In the United States, acts of Congress are designated as either public laws, relating to the general public, or private laws, relating to specific institutions or individuals.

Federal statutes are enacted by Congress, either signed by the president or passed over a veto. They are organized by subject, indexed and published under a specific title number in a series of books called the United States Code.

The United States Code consists of 50 separately numbered titles, and each title covers a specific subject.  Please see the tab "Publication of Federal Statutes" for more detailed information.

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