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Finding a Paper Topic

Instruction on Process and Resources for Finding a Paper Topic

Searching Legislation for Topics

Searching Legislation and Related Materials for Paper Topics

Legislation and related materials can make good sources for papers.  You have to be careful if your legislation isn't enacted, your paper may become moot.  Even if you have legislation that is enacted, you might not have enough law to write about because the statute is so new and there is no caselaw or commentary on the legislation.  You can also search the legislative history of well-established code sections for insights into your research. 

Watch the following video to learn about searching legislation and related materials for paper topics.

Using ProQuest Congressional's CRS Reports to Find Paper Topics