There is now new full-text content in LexisNexis Congressional!

First, the LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Digital Collection adds hearings dating back to 1824. There are famous hearings such as those concerning the sinking of the Titanic, the Watergate Break-in, and the Challenger Accident. In addition, over 119,000 others, covering other important (if less famous) topics in United States history, are available. Each hearing has an abstract, subject terms and bibliographic information, and a searchable PDF. The hearings can be searched by date, keyword, witness name, witness affiliation, and public law number. New hearings are added on a monthly basis. Learn more about the hearings.

Second, the Congressional Record adds the official record of the proceedings, debates, and activities of Congress. In addition to a substantially verbatim account of the proceedings and debate, it also contains extensive inserted materials, communications for the president and executive agencies, memorials, and petitions. When complete, the Digital Record will include the Congressional Record from the 43rd Congress (1873-1875) through the first session of the 105th Congress (1997) and its predecessor publications, the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), the Register of Debates of Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1824-1837). Additional content will be added as the Government Printing Office (GPO) releases additional volumes. As of July 2009, the Record from the 85th to the 105th Congress is complete. The Digital Record includes indexing, bibliographic information, and searchable PDFs for each day of publication. Learn more about the Congressional Record.


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