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ProQuest® Congressional

The ProQuest Congressional service provides users with efficient, targeted access to the most comprehensive collection of historic and current congressional information available anywhere online. This collection includes the full text of congressional publications, finding aids, a bill tracking service, and the full text of public laws and other research materials to enable both novice and experienced researchers to complete many types of research projects using a single, user-friendly interface. 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.

Collection Overview

  • New Executive Branch Documents (1789-1932): In addition to offering a record of Federal department and agency activities, this collection provides insight into virtually all facets of society
  • New exclusive full-text digital collection of all U.S. bills and resolutions from the first Congress in 1789 2013
  • 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
ProQuest Congressional is offered as a basic subscription with optional modules (some of which are also available on a stand-alone basis) as follows:
For details on ProQuest Congressional content, update schedule, and sources, please refer to the content coverage chart.

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