Thomas to Be Replaced by Congress.gov

Thomas, a Library of Congress site providing free access to recent full-text legislative documents including bills, treaties, and committee reports, is getting a makeover. It will be replaced in 2014 by the new Congress.gov website.

Congress.gov was rolled out on September 19, 2012. The site promises improved mobile access and – following a trend being adopted by many online services, such as WestlawNext and Lexis Advance – a single search bar on the homepage allowing users to simultaneously search across all available content. It is currently in beta testing and more materials from Thomas will be rolled over as site development progresses.

Thomas and Congress.gov are just two research tools that can help you in your federal legislative history research. See our research guide on Federal Legislative History for more guidance and resource suggestions.