Begin Step-by-Step Research -- Research Tips
If you haven't already done so, consider reviewing your topic in a specialized encyclopedia, e.g.,
Search for articles discussing the legislation in journals and newspapers. These articles may help in your analysis of the legislative history documents gathered in the previous steps.
CQ Weekly provides a weekly analysis of Congressional activities. Some of this analysis is summarized in Congressional Quarterly Almanac (See step 2).
Vital Speeches of the Day provides the full text of speeches on a wide range of political topics.
Facts on File Yearbook provides "a detailed, objective and timely weekly distillation of the news and current information as reported in more than 70 major newspapers and newsmagazines from the U.S. and around the world."
The UCF Libraries subscribe to the online versions of several indexes covering articles published in the early part of the twentieth century:
Continue your research by looking for articles in other journals and newspapers.
Databases -- Some of the databases and indexes available at UCF can be used to locate professional journals in political science or in the discipline of the legislative topic. Note that you may find articles in more recent journal issues looking back at laws enacted much earlier than the publication date of the journal. Examples of some databases to consider include: