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U.S. Government Documents 

Explore the only electronic source of congressional publications covering the full sweep of U.S. history, from 1789 forward. Travel back through time with House and Senate documents covering the transformation of America, from the nation’s early years through its development into a world power. Read original reports on wars, space exploration, terrorism, human rights and other topics critical to research in disciplines like political science, history, law and related areas.

ProQuest Congressional 

ProQuest Congressional is the only product that offers a comprehensive collection of U.S. congressional documents. Students and researchers can compare today's events and opinions with trends and patterns throughout the nation's history. Each type of congressional publication provides a unique window to the entire range of U.S. social, political and economic history. Examine testimony, debate, research reports and legislative history to gain a complete picture. Congressional publications present a unique documentary history of the U.S.

  • Congressional Hearings Digital Collections (1824-2018): This collection includes Congressional committee oversight and investigative hearings on the issues of the day. Witness testimony offers differing views, including the perspectives of administration officials, experts, representatives of business and labor, advocacy organizations and ordinary citizens. Fully searchable PDF collections include published hearings from 1824-2010 and unpublished hearings through 1984. Separate unpublished hearings are available with additional content from 1973-1992.
  • Congressional Record Permanent Collection (1789-2018): Considered a key primary source in the study of American social, political, economic and foreign policies, these congressional records enhance understanding of nearly all the major policies and concerns of the day.
  • Congressional Research Digital Collection (1830-2018): Learn what was important to policymakers with this unique combination of Congressional Research Service Reports, Committee Prints, and other miscellaneous publications.
  • Serial Set Maps: More than 55,000 historic maps (1789-2007) sourced from the U.S. Serial Set and American State Papers are presented with extensive cartobibliographic information. More than half are scanned at high resolution, enabling users to use and download even the smallest details.
  • U.S. Serial Set I Digital Collection with American State Papers (1789-1969): A collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under the directive of Congress that captures every aspect of American life from the late 18th century onward. Coverage includes the American State Papers, the only extant collection of pre-1817 Congressional materials.
  • U.S. Serial Set II Digital Collection (1970-2010)

ProQuest Digital U.S. Bills and Resolutions, 1789-2013

No other online database offers one place to go for the full text of all versions of all U.S. public and private bills and resolutions from 1789 to the present. The comprehensive and extensive coverage of ProQuest Digital U.S. Bills and Resolutions is ideal in providing the big picture for law students and others with a commitment to historical or legal research. 

ProQuest Legislative Insight

ProQuest Legislative Insight is a federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full-text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws. The histories offer insight into laws of general interest to political science, government, and U.S. history researchers, as well as to students preparing for careers in public health, education, business, or any other discipline subject to federal regulation.  

ProQuest Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations, 1789-present

Crucial to understanding many policy, process and legal issues, Executive Orders are the formal means by which the President of the United States executes a wide range of actions related to the Federal government's internal operations and organization, as well as foreign and domestic policies. This collection includes the full set of orders and proclamations issued from George Washington to present day..

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