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Congressional Publications: Home

Provides an overview of the various publications produced by Congress.

Publications at a Glance

Since 1789 the manner in which Congress has operated and the ways in which its various activities have been documented have evolved a great deal.A few points to keep in mind:
The time period you are interested in and the types of publications you need will determine the format of the material you will be using (electronic, print, or fiche).
However, more and more material is available online, both in public and subscription databases.

Public Government Databases

Capitol

Members of Congress

CIS Fiche Library

CIS Microfiche Library

  • Comprehensive coverage of congressional publications from 1985-2007 (Law has fiche holdings from 1970-present); also some historical material
  • ProQuest Congressional can be used as an index to the fiche holdings

Subscription Databases

Subject Guide

Barbara Mento
Contact:
O'Neill 313

617-552-3354

Photo Credit

White House picture used under a Creative Commons license from Flickr user jcolman.