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Legislative History Resources Reference Chart

This chart provides details of the legislative process and all of the documents created during the process.

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Hearings

ELECTRONIC  
Congress.gov (free web) Selected hearings from 104th Congress (1995) to present, organized by committee.
 
House and Senate Committees (free web) Links to the hearings pages of Congressional committees from the Law Librarians' Society of Washington DC's Legislative Source Book.
ProQuest Congressional Full text digital hearings from 1824 to present. Select the "Hearings" button only, and restrict by selecting the appropriate year or Congress at the bottom of the page.
Lexis Browse Sources > CQ Congressional Testimony: (Selected transcripts from 104th Congress (1995) to present.)
Westlaw Proposed & Enacted Legislation > Tools: Legislative History > U.S. Congressional Testimony
PAPER  

Individual Hearing Transcripts

(Paper copies no longer collected after 7/2013)
Use GULLiver's keyword search to locate a specific hearing. Individual hearing transcripts published before 1998 have been sent to off-site storage and must be requested at the Circulation Desk.
MICROFORM  
From the 23rd Congress (1833-1969) Williams Media, Cabinets A4 through A7
1970-2004 Williams Media, Cabinets B3 through B11
FINDING AIDS - INDEXES  
ProQuest Congressional Hearings are indexed from the 18th Congress (1824) to present. Select the "Hearings" button only, and make sure to select the appropriate year or Congress at the bottom of the page.
Lexis

Browse Sources > CIS/Historical Index