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More updates to Continues…, by Andrew Weber In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress (May 28, 2015).

…improvements have been made to search (results, command line and advanced), alerts, browse, and accessibility.

The Federalist Papers have remained a perennially popular item on THOMAS with nearly a million page views over the last two years. Thanks to a lot of hard work by Kelly Yuzawa, you can now read them on

There are two additional items listed on our Fields Values List. One is the Member Bioguide Ids, which is a list of all Members in our system and their unique identifier, and the other is Committee Names and Codes. There are also four new items on our Browse page:

Public Laws
Bill and Law Texts Received Today
Bills Introduced by Request
Bills Introduced as Private Legislation

Speaking of Public Laws, you can now quickly access them from the text drop down menu.

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