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This page should answer the most common questions that arise when new users visit this site. However, if you need additional assistance, please contact a reference librarian at the Westminster Law Library at 303-871-6206 or send your questions by e-mail using this request form. For more in-depth assistance regarding Colorado legislative research, please contact the Colorado Legislative Council Library at 303-866-4011. Please Note: Although the Reference Librarians can assist you in accessing reference materials, the librarians cannot interpret statutes or court decisions, draw legal conclusions, or give legal advice.

Dates of Coverage
This website provides access to Legislative Research Publications from 1954 to the present. Legislation related to each publication has been provided from 2000-2006 (more to come!).

Searching by Publication Number
If you already have the publication number, you can go directly to the publication by highlighting the publication number in the drop down box and then clicking on the Find button. This will display the title of the publication, the date that the report was published, and the general subjects that are covered in the report. To view the publication, click on the link entitled View Publication. This will bring up a page with the link(s) to the .PDF version of the report. There may be more than one link to a report if it was divided due to length.

Searching by Year of Publication

If you have the year of the publication, you can search by highlighting the year in the drop down box and then clicking on the Find button. This will display the list of publications for that particular year in numerical order with a description of the publication. To view a particular publication, click on the publication number. This will pull up the title of the publication, the date that the report was published, and the general subjects that are covered in the report. To view the publication, click on the link entitled View Publication, which will bring up the page with the link(s) to the .PDF version of the report. There may be more than one link to a report if it was divided due to length.

Searching by Subject

If you wish to search for research publications relating to a certain subject area, highlight the subject in the drop down list and then click on the Find button. This will display the publication number(s) and the year of the publication(s) along with the title of the publication(s). To view a particular publication, click on the publication number. This will pull up the title of the publication, the date that the report was published, and the general subjects that are covered in the report. To view the publication, click on the link entitled View Publication which will bring up the page with the link(s) to the .PDF version of the report. There may be more than one link to a report if it was divided due to length.

Full-Text Searching

You can search the entire collection of research publications using keywords. Enter a word or words in the box below Keyword Search of Full Text of All Publications and click on the Find button. The results of your search will be displayed with the publication title(s) and URL. Click on a title to view the publication. The first instance of your search word will be highlighted in the text, and additional instances will be listed in the window on the right. If you enter multiple words, it will find publications that have all of the words. If you would like to do a phrase search, use double quotes around the phrase. Phrases do not get passed to Acrobat Reader, so you will have to do a search for the words once you are in Acrobat.