ProQuest Congressional contains the following documents. Not all are available in full-text. NOTE: To learn what each of these documents is and contains, in ProQuest Congressional, click "Advanced Search" then the "i" next to each type of document.
Use this form to retrieve congressional materials and legislative histories by searching abstracts, titles, indexing information and other bibliographic data.
Advanced Searching is more specific than the Basic Search option and allows you to add more search terms as well as narrow the search to a particular set of documents (e.g., Committee Prints, Hearings, etc...)
The Search by Number option is useful if you have a citation. You can search for: congressional publications by number; congressional publications related to a bill or law; legislative history by number; bound Congressional Record by citation or date.
ProQuest Congressional allows similar searching as other databases. Here are some of the common Boolean operators and truncation available in PQ Congressional.
For more detailed information see the links below from the ProQuest Congressional wiki.
There are three ways to locate the legislative history of a law in ProQuest Congressional. They are discussed below.
NOTE: You can also track bills as you would legislative histories. To track bills, simply choose the "Bill Tracking" option when doing options 2 or 3 below.