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QUICK GUIDE to U.S. Congressional Publications

PUBLICATION TYPES:
1. BILLS
2. DEBATES & SPEECHES
3. REPORTS & DOCUMENTS (SERIAL SET)
4. HEARINGS
5. COMMITTEE PRINTS
1. BILLS
Holdings Indexes
  • 101st (1989)- LexisNexis Congressional
  • (1993- ) GPO Access
  • 101st (1989)- all versions Thomas
  • [1-24, 37-55, 97-106] LAW
  • [1 (1789) -73 (1933)] Microfilm Direct Loan
  • [73 (1934) -96 (1980)] Microfiche Direct Loan
  • [97- (1981- )] Sen FICHE 1700 GREF
  • [97- (1981- )] House FICHE 1699 GREF
  • [75 (1937/38)-91 (1970)] Sen J50.J1 (NRLF)
  • [75 (1937/38)-91 (1970)] House J50.K1 (NRLF)
  • OskiCat Access: NONE
  • (1989 - ) LexisNexis Congressional
  • (1973- ) Thomas
  • (1993-) GPO Access
  • (1873- ) Congressional Record Index J11.R5
  • [97 (1935) - ] House Calendars (1935- J47.A3)
  • [83rd Congress(1953/54)- ] Congressional Index - KF49 .C6 Law Library
[numbers in brackets refer to session of congress]
2. DEBATES & SPEECHES
Holdings Indexes
  • (1873- ) LexisNexis Congressional (digitization in process)
  • (1789- ) Hein Online
  • [101st (1989)-Present] Thomas
  • (1994- ) GPO Access
  • Mar 3, 1789 - May 27, 1824: J11.A5 MAIN
  • 1824- 1837: J11.D5 MAIN
  • 1834- 1873: J11.G5 MAIN
  • 1873- : J11.R5 MAIN (Unbound in GREF)
[numbers in brackets refer to session of congress]
3. REPORTS & DOCUMENTS (a.k.a. SERIAL SET)
Holdings Indexes
[numbers in brackets refer to session of congress]
4. HEARINGS
Holdings Indexes
  • 1824- LexisNexis Congressional (Published and Unpublished Hearings)
  • MAIN stacks
  • -1969 CIS Groups 1-3 FICHE 1861 GREF (Published Hearings)
  • Unpublished Hearings UCSD, Hastings, & Stanford by Direct Loan
  • [105th (1997) -] GPO Access most committees
  • House & Senate committee pages have most prepared testimony - some as far back as 1995
5. COMMITTEE PRINTS
Holdings Indexes
04/09/2013