Electronic Resources From Off Campus
UD only. The UD Library subscribes to (licenses) electronic resources from publishers. These resources include databases and ejournals. From off campus these resources are available only to UD faculty, students, and staff. The databases are indicated by a blue "UD" symbol. Enter your UDelnet ID and password when accessing from off campus.
Freely accessible. Publications from the U.S. government are not copyrighted are available on the Internet.
How Are Laws Made?
A bill is drafted and introduced
The bill is referred to a Committee
The committee may
- Hold Hearings
- Request background information (Committee Prints)
- Report the Bill to the chamber (Reports and Documents)
- Do nothing. The bill "dies in committee"
The bill goes to the floor for debate and vote (Voting Records and Debates)
Differences in House of Representatives and Senate bills are reconciled in Conference
The President signs the bill (Presidential Action)
At this point, the bill becomes law.
There are three types of law which prevail at the federal, state, and local levels of government in the United States
- Statutory Law (session laws, code of law)
- Regulations (regulatory law, administrative law)
- Case (judicial law)
Navigating the Legislative Process
Associate Librarian, Reference and Instructional Services Department,
Reference and Instructional Services Department, Room 117H
University of Delaware Library
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717-5267
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