Since all three versions of the Code follow the same title and section arrangement, having a citation to any of them allows easy access to other versions.
Parallel Reference Tables found in the Tables volumes of USC, USCA and USCS are used to convert Public Law numbers and Statutes at Large cites into USC cites. These tables also show the disposition (i.e. repealed, renumbered, etc.) of older Code sections. In addition, tables in Statutes at Large and USCCAN convert bill numbers to Public Law numbers. To convert USC sections to P.L. numbers, see the annotations at the end of the Code section. Westlaw contains one USCA database to assist in this research: USCA-Tables.
Many of the sources for federal statutes include detailed subject indexes.
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Often legislation becomes known by a particular name rather than by its citation. In addition, newer legislation is often assigned a “short title” by which it becomes known. When only the name of federal legislation is known, the following sources can provide access:
KF 90 S52 (Law Library Reference Desk)
|Library:||K 33 I56 (Reference Reading Room)|
|Library:||K 33 C87 (Reference Reading Room)|
|WestlawNext:||Legal Resource Index database (from 1980)|
|Internet:||Legal Trac (Law School Only) (from 1980)|