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Government Information: Legal

Information about the UI Library Federal Depository Library Collection

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Legal Documents

HEIN ONLINE (UI Affiliates Only)

  • U.S. Statutes at Large (1789-2011) - Can be searched also by Public Law Number or Chapter and Year of Enactment.
  • U.S. Code (1925-2012)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Library
    • U.S. Reports (1754-2009)
    • Slip Opinions (2002 to present)
    • Preliminary Reports (2002-2010)
  • Legal Classics
  • Intellectual Property Law Collection
  • State Session Laws Library (complete coverage from statehood to present)
  • Treaties and Agreements Library (current, expired, not-yet published)
  • U.S. Attorney General Opinions
  • Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals


  • U.S. Statutes at Large (1951-2011)
  • U.S. Court Opinions (2004 to present)
  • U.S. Code (2004 to present)
  • Public and Private Laws (104th Congress, 1994 to present)

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Searchable full-text of patents (1976 to present)
  • TIFF images of patents (1790 to present)
  • Patent filing information
  • Trademark search (pending and registered)
  • Trademark filing information