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Government Documents and Information

How to find and use Gould Library's government documents collection + many more links to government information on the web.

Major Sources

Congressional Activity and News

Sources for Election Results

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is a transcript of proceedings in the House and Senate, including all bills that have been introduced and debated, committee reports, and presidential actions or communications. It is published each day that Congress is in session.

The complete Congressional Record can be accessed through Proquest Congressional. Current editions and those back to 1995 are available directly from 

Earlier printed records of Congressional debate have been published under multiple names, including Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837), and Congressional Globe (1833-1873). Digitized records can be found on the Library of Congress website, A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875. 


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