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GO 111: Introduction to American Politics: 2. Congressional Documents

This guide presents some of the important resources in support of GO111: Introduction to American Politics available via the Colby Libraries and on the Web.

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Guide to Congressional Documents

 

    Laws & Regulations

    Congress Years Format Location Classification
    Public Laws 93rd - Most Recent  1973- Online Thomas
    100th - 1988- Online Congressional Publications
    U.S. Code All Online FDsys
    Current Online Congressional Publications
    U.S. Code Annotated Current Online Campus Research
    U.S. Statutes at Large 82nd - 1951 Online FDsys
    1st - 43rd 1789-1875 Online Library of Congress
    Federal Register 1981- Online Congressional Publications
    1994- Online FDsys
    Code of Federal Regulations 1981- Online Congressional Publications
    1996- Online FDsys


    Congressional Debates
     

    Congress Years Location Classification Indexing
    Journals
    of the Continental Congress
    1774-1789 Request from Colby Storage
    (Paper)
    J10.A5 Each Volume
    1774-1789 Library of Congress
    Annals of Congress 1st - 8th/1st 1789-1824 Library of Congress
    Register
    of Debates
    in Congress
    18th/2nd - 25th/1st 1824-1837 Library of Congress
    Abridgment of the Debates
    of Congress
    v.2-v.16 1796-1856 Miller Stacks
    (Paper) ?
    J15.B4 v.2-16
    1796-1856 University of Michigan Library
    Congressional Globe
    23rd - 42nd 1833-1873 Library of Congress
    Congressional Record 42nd - 93rd/1st
    (v.1-119)
    1873-1973

    Request from Colby Storage

    Govt. Microfilm

    Request from Colby Storage

    Congressional Record Index
    Govt. X

    93rd/2nd - 94th
    (v.120-122)
    1974-1976

    Request from Colby Storage

    Govt. Documents
    (Paper)

    X93-X94

    Request from Colby Storage

    Congressional Record Index
    Govt. X

    95th - 105th/1st
    (v.123-143)
    1977-1997

    Request from Colby Storage

    Govt. Microfiche

    X95/1-X105/1

    Request from Colby Storage

    Congressional Record Index
    Govt. X

    99th
    (v.131- )
    1985- Congressional Publications
    101st - 1989- Library of Congress
    103rd/2nd-
    (v.140- )
    1994- FDsys


    Prints/Bills & Resolutions

    Congress Years Location Classification Indexing
    101st- 1989- Congressional Publications
    103rd- 1993- FDsys
    Prints 82nd - 86th 1951-1960

    Request from Colby Storage
    (Microfilm)

    Congress #
    & Committee



    Congressional Publications

    93rd - 96th 1973-1980

    Request from Colby Storage

    (Microfiche)

    Year & CIS # Congressional Publications
    97th- 1981-

    Request from Colby Storage
    (Microfiche)

    Y4.Ag - Y4.W

    Congressional Publications

    104th- 1997- FDsys


    Hearings

    Hearings Years Format Location Classification Indexing
    82nd-86th 1951-1960 Microfilm Request from Colby Storage Congress # & Committee Name Congressional Publications
    87th-91st 1961-1970 Microfiche Request from Colby Storage Congress # & Senate/House # Congressional Publications
    92nd-97th, 1st session- 1971-1981 Microfiche Request from Colby Storage Year & CIS # Congressional Publications
    97th-Current 1981- Microfiche Request from Colby Storage Y4.AG-Y4.W

    (Selected hearings 1988-
    Congressional Publications)
    Congressional Publications


    Congressional Calendars & Journals

    Congress Years Location Classification Indexing
    House Calendar 92nd- 1971-

    Request from Colby Storage

    Govt. Documents
    (Paper)

    Y1.2/2:
    104th- 1995- FDsys
    House
    Journal
    97th/2nd- 1982-

    Request from Colby Storage

    Govt. Documents
    (Paper)

    XJH: Annual Index
    1991- 1999 FDsys
    1st-42nd 1789-1875 Library of Congress
    1st-15th/1st 1789-1817

    House & Senate Journals
    (Archive of Americana)

    Senate Calendar Current Current

    Request from Colby Storage

    Govt. Documents
    (Paper)

    Y1.3/3:
    104th- 1995- FDsys
    Senate Journal 97th/2nd 1982-

    Request from Colby Storage

    Govt. Documents
    (Paper)

    XJS Annual Index
    1st-42nd 1789-1875 Library of Congress
    NOTE: Scans of reprints from 1820s.
    1st-15th/1st 1789-1817

    House & Senate Journals
    NOTE: Scans of original documents.


    Congressional Reports/Documents/Serial Set

    Congress Years Location Classification Indexing
    American State Papers 1st-25th 1789-1838 Request from Colby Storage
    (Paper)
    J33 .U53
    1st-25th 1789-1838 American State Papers (Readex)
    Reports/Documents (Serial Set) 15th-103rd/2nd 1817-1994 U.S. Congressional Serial Set (Readex)

    Readex product provides own indexing as well as full text of documents

    Congressional Publications (provides indexing only)


    Request from Colby Storage
    CIS U.S. Serial Set Index (includes some helpful cross files int he paper, but not necessary to use for most searches)
    REFJ74.A2C65

    82nd-86th 1951-1960 Govt. Documents Reading Room
    (Microfilm)
    Congress #
    & Committee Name
    Congressional Publications
    91st-92nd 1969-1972

    Government Documents
    (Paper)

    ?

    Report # Congressional Publications
    93rd-96th 1973-1980 Govt. Documents Reading Room
    (Microfiche)
    Year & CIS # Congressional Publications
    96th/2nd 1980 Govt. Documents Reading Room
    (Microfiche)
    X96-2
    Report #
    Congressional Publications
    97th

    1981-

    END?

    Govt. Documents Reading Room
    (Microfiche)
    Y1.1/5, Y1.1/6, Y1.1/8 Congressional Publications
    101st- 1990- Congressional Publications Congressional Publications
    104th- 1995- FDsys Congressional Publications
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