If you are looking for links to consumer information about the ACA, instead of references for research papers, use the "Consumer Information" tab.
However, note that many of the links under that tab also have material of interest to researchers.
General and historical background on the health care debate in the U.S. can be found in the following electronic reference books. To search for information specifically about the ACA, use the "within publication" search box.
To find other resources in our electronic encyclopedia resources, use the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) search box below.
For doing Library research on the ACA, our Discovery system will find articles, websites, electronic and tangible books on the topic. Just enter "Affordable Care Act" in the search box below.
Add other terms using the "Advanced Search" option for narrower results, depending upon your research focus. For example: policy, hospitals, "health care reform," laws, etc. Checking the "Peer Reviewed" box in the result list will eliminate news-type items (the majority of results without this limitation) and leave a listing of more analytical, academic, articles.
The Public Law number is P.L.111-148 for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Its Statutes at Large citation is 124 Stat. 119. These numbers can be useful in searching some specialized databases.