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ProQuest Congressional Publications (1789 - present)


Full text and indexing of historic and current congressional publications: finding aids, a bill tracking service, full text of public laws and other research materials. Since Congress is interested in all public policy, social, and economic issues, the database is an effective source for general research in many academic disciplines, in addition to research related to specific legislative proposals and laws.

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), All Branch Libraries

Subjects: Government and Law; Law; United States History; Political Science; Statistics
(Bolded items are subjects for which this is a recommended resource)

Notes: Collection Overview Access the full text of congressional publications through basic subscription links or digital collection optional modules   Read congressional testimony by experts, administration witnesses, and affected parties   Discover a law's intent by tracing its legislative history   Use research carried out by congressional committee staffers or Congressional Research Service experts as a source for your own research project   Use well-known CIS Index abstracts and controlled vocabulary indexing to locate congressional publication content   Retrieve authoritative statistics on a wide range of topics   Search the Congressional Record, the U.S. Code, Statutes at Large, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Rules of Congress, and political news sources   Use the Hot Bills & Hot Topics feature to obtain information on the leading legislative and political issues of the day

Dates of Coverage: 1789-present

Update Frequency: N/A

Print Equivalent: A print edition of Congressional Index is available in the Science Industry and Business Library with the call number *R-SIBL KF49.C6 Latest ed. Earlier editions are available in the Science Industry and Business Library with the call number JBL 93-201 7

Provider: ProQuest

Format: Web

Output Type: Print, Email, Download