THOMAS Has Been Added to the Basic Search!

The newest addition to the Science.gov database search is THOMAS, legislative information from the Library of Congress. Legislation from both the 112th Congress (2011-2012) and the 111th Congress (2009-2010) is available.

By including THOMAS in your search, you will be guided to the "Bill Summary & Status" containing information about bills and amendments on your topic. The summary and status information includes: sponsor(s); cosponsor(s); official, short and popular titles; floor/executive actions; detailed legislative history; Congressional Record page references; bill summary; committees of referral; reporting and origin; subcommittees of referral; links to other committee information provided by the House of Representatives; amendment descriptions (and text, when available); subjects (indexing terms assigned to each bill); a link to the full text versions and if the bill has been enacted into law, a link to the full text of the law on the Government Printing Office Web site (in both text and .PDF formats).

Legislative information is automatically included in all Basic Searches on Science.gov. If you wish to search legislative information specifically, or if you want to exclude it, you may use the Advanced Search to mark/unmark the appropriate checkboxes. To add THOMAS to your Alerts, you must login to your Alerts account and manually add it to your menu of selections.