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Congressional Publications



Introduction and guide to publications and records of the U.S. Congress, including legislation, Congressional Record, Committee Hearings and Reports and more.

Publications at a Glance

Since 1789, records of the operations and activities of Congress have evolved dramatically. There are three factors to keep in mind when researching congressional publications: 1. the time period or Congress of interest, 2. the types of publications that will meet your research needs, and 3. the format of the material you will be using. 

Public Government Databases

Subscription Databases

Congressional Information Service Fiche Library

CIS Microfiche Library

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