Try THOMAS (not the Tank Engine)

November 7, 2008

“In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress.”


The Library of Congress website has named their legislative search engine after TJ himself. Created in 1995, THOMAS is a one stop depot for all kinds of information. Among other things you can search for:

  • Bills and Resolutions
  • Public Laws
  • House and Senate roll call votes
  • Activity in Congress
  • Congressional Record
  • Schedules and Calendars
  • Comittee info
  • Presidential nominations
  • Treaties
  • Government resources and more!

This is a great resource for research papers and the legally curious. Check it out. TJ would be proud!

Source: Library of Congress