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Mar 23

United States Code Annotated (USCA) & United States Code Service (USCS)

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This LibTour on United States Code Annotated (USCA) and United States Code Service (USCS) was written by Sara Sampson, Head of Reference at Georgetown University Law Library. You can download the audio file here.

LibTour Poster:

Librarians and legal writing professors:  Download the pre-made, letter-sized LibTour poster. Print the PDF, and post it close to your library’s collection. Students can scan the QR code to hear the audio file instantly on their smart phones.

What Else Can I Do With This?:

We offer LibTour materials to you under this Creative Commons license. It means those of you at schools and libraries – including law firm and public libraries – can use LibTour about however you want. Just give credit to CALI and don’t turn around and sell our work.

But, change it around completely, post it on your own site, work it into your library tours, paste all the QR codes onto one handout…whatever you want. Just have fun, be creative, share and let us know what you’re doing with them!


This LibTour covers the United Stat­es Code Annotated (referred to as USCA) and United States Code Service (often called “USCS”).  Remember that all versions of the United States Code contain statutes, which are laws passed by Congress.  A code is arranged by subject.  So, laws on similar topics are together.  If the official US Code is nearby, you’ll notice right away that it is a much smaller set of books than either the USCA or USCS. 

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