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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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Congressional Debates (Congressional Record)

ELECTRONIC (free web) Daily Edition, 1994 to present. (free web) From 101st Congress (1989) to present. Daily Edition.
HeinOnline Bound Editions of Congressional Record, 1873 to 2011. Also includes Annals of Congress, Register of Debates & Congressional Globe.

Daily Edition of Congressional Record, 1980 to present.
ProQuest Congressional

All bound editions, 1789- present. Includes Annals of Congress, Register of Debates & Congressional Globe.

Daily Edition, 1985 to present. From 99th Congress (1985) to present.

Lexis Browse Sources > Congressional Record.(From 99th Congress (1985) to present. Daily Edition.)
Westlaw Proposed & Enacted Legislation > Tools: Legislative History > Congressional Record
LLMC Bound Edition from v. 1 (1873) - v. 4 (1876) and v. 136 (1990) - v. 152 (2006)
HeinOnline Annals of Congress (1789-1825), 1st through 18th Congress, Bound Volumes
Register of Debates (1824-1839), 18th through 25th Congress, Bound Volumes
The Congressional Globe (1833-1873) 22nd through 42nd Congress, Bound Voolumes
Congressional Record Williams KF35 .A26. Daily edition issues are discarded when the bound edition arrives. From 43rd Congress (1873). Bound Editions to 2003; Daily Editions 2003-7/2013.
Congressional Globe Williams KF35 .A25. From 23rd to 42nd Congress (1833 to 1873). Bound Edition.
Annals of Congress Williams KF35. A2 1834. Bound Edition. From 1st to 18th Congress (1789 to 1824). Bound Edition.
Congressional Record Williams Media, Cabinet B16 & B17. From 1873. Bound Edition to 2003. Daily Edition 2003-present.
Congressional Globe Williams Media, Cabinet A1. From 1868 to 1873. Bound Edition.
Congressional Record Williams KF35 .A26. There is an index for each volume

Sessions & Years of Congress with Corresponding Congressional Record Volume Numbers (free web)

Table comparing years, Congressional Record volumes and Congresses (useful when using LLMC database, which lists debates by volume only).