Libraries

Statutes

Federal Law

  • Congress.gov - search the U.S. Code and Public Laws
  • GPO - search U.S. Code and Public and Private Laws (104th Congress [1995] forward)
  • FindLaw - search the U.S. Code
  • Cornell - search the U.S. Code
  • Search the U.S. Code Service through LexisNexis Academic Pathway: Source Directory/Browse/Legislation, Statutes & Codes/Public Laws
  • United States Code Annotated, Print edition located in Legal Reference (no longer kept up-to-date - 2012)
  • Statutes at Large

    Military Law

    State Law

    • Illinois Compiled Statutes (biennial, 1992 to 2012)
    • Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated
      • This set includes history and cases under every part of each Illinois law. Located in Legal Reference (no longer kept-up-to-date)
      • Also searchable and browseable via LexisNexis (Pathway: Browse/Legislation, Statutes & Codes/filter by country United States/Statutes (Statutory Codes)/click browse next to title)
    • Illinois Revised Statutes
      • 1845-1908, scattered; 1909-1917, 1921-1939 ask at 4th Floor Public Service Desk.
      • 1941-1991 located in Legal Reference
    • Illinois Public Acts (1997 forward)
    • Laws of Illinois
    • Laws of the Illinois Territory, 1809-1818
    • Laws of Indiana Territory, 1801-1809
    • Laws of the Northwest Territory, 1788-1800
    • State Statutes page - for all states
    • Search state codes through LexisNexis Academic(searches all states at once)
      • Or use this pathway to search individual states:
      • Browse link/Legislation, Statutes & Codes/Statutes (Statutory Codes)/

    Colonial Law

    • American Colonial Records, 1636-1836(166 reels)
      • Microfilm. E 187 .P8, 2nd floor.
      • This collection contains the statutes written and passed by the legislatures of the fifteen colonies in addition to other public records.

    City Codes