Sources for the Congressional Record:
Free and Commercial

Part of LLSDC's Legislative Source Book

Free:

Congressional Record  (paper, microform & digital sources identified in library catalogs via World Cat)

Congressional Record - Bound (in paper at regional libraries via FDLP, Federal Depository Library Program)

Congressional Record - Bound (1873 to current via Google Books - Search then Browse selected pages with some pages or whole volume parts missing and unsearchable)

Congressional Record - Bound (1873 to 1988 via Hathi Trust  Digital Library - complete page by page but many volume parts are missing -  Browse, Search, Find in Vol. Part)

Congressional Record - Bound (1873 to 1993 via Internet Archive - Search Title and Date then Browse volume parts and Find words and phrases - Magnify, Browse, Download)

Congressional Record - Bound (1873 to 1877 via Library of Congress - Browse, Print/Save images)

Congressional Record - Bound (1999 to 2001 via GPO's FDsys - Browse, Search, Print/DL - PDF or Text)

Congressional Record - Daily (1989 to present via THOMAS - Browse, Search, Print/DL - non-PDF)

Congressional Record - Daily (1994 to present via GPO's FDsys - Browse, Search, Print/DL, Retrieve by Cite)

Congressional Record - Daily (1995 to present via Congress.gov - Browse, Search, Print/DL - PDF or Text)

Congressional Record Index & Predecessor Indices (1789 to 1921 via Hathi Trust - Browse, Search)

Congressional Record Index - Bound (1873 to 1993 via Internet Archive - Browse - some  indices missing)

Congressional Record Index - Bound (1983 to 1990 for bound volumes via GPO's FDsys - Browse, Search)

Congressional Record Index - Daily (1991 to current via GPO's FDsys - Browse, Search)

Congressional Record Index - Daily (1995 to current via Congress.gov - Browse, Print/DL)

Congressional Record Index - Daily - History of Bills and Resolutions (1983 to current Cong. via GPO's FDsys; 1983 to 1992 does not reference page numbers & dates - Browse, Search)

Congressional Record - Predecessors (1789 to 1873 via Library of Congress - Annals of Congress 1789-1824, Register of Debates 1824-1837, Congressional Globe 1833-1873 - Browse, Print/Save images)

Congressional Record - Predecessors (1789 to 1856 - via Internet Archive - Abridgement of the Debates of Congress from the Annals of Congress, Register of Debates & official reported debates - Advance Search for Title, select volume then Search inside for words/phrases - Magnify, Browse, Download)

Congressional Record - Predecessors (1833 to 1873 - via Internet Archive - Advance Search for Title: Congressional Globe and Date, Search inside for word/phrases - Magnify, Browse, Download)

Congressional Record - Predecessors (1824 to 1873) via Hathi Trust Digital Library - Register of Debates 1824-1837, Congressional Globe 1833-1873 - complete page by page - Browse, Search)

Commercial:

Congressional Record - Bound (1873 to current via HeinOnline - Browse, Search, Cite Retrieve, Print/DL)

Congressional Record - Bound (1873 to current via Proquest Permanent Digital Coll. - Search, Print/DL)

Congressional Record - Bound (1873 to near current vol. via LLMC, a non-profit cooperative of libraries)

Congressional Record - Bound (1873 to 1997 - Retro in PDF via LexisAdvance - Search, Print/DL)

Congressional Record - Bound (1933 to 1988 in PDF via Bloomberg Law - Search, Print/DL)

Congressional Record Daily to Bound Locator (1980 to current bound vols. via HeinOnline)

Congressional Record - Daily (1980 to present via HeinOnline - Browse, Search, Cite Retrieve, Print/DL)

Congressional Record - Daily (1985 to present via Lexis - Search, Cite Retrieve - 131 Cong Rec H 225)

Congressional Record - Daily (1985 to present via Lexis Advance - Filter for then Search, Cite Retrieve)

Congressional Record - Daily (1985 to present via WestlawNext - Search, Cite Retr. - 131 Cong Rec H225)

Congressional Record - Daily (1988 to present via Bloomberg Law - Search, Print/DL)

Congressional Record - Daily (2000 to present & 1987-1998 Archive via CQ Roll Call - Search, Print/DL)

Congressional Record - Daily (2000 to present via DSCS, Datastream Content Solutions, LLC)

Congressional Record Index (1873 to current via HeinOnline - last part of each Cong. Rec. bound vol)

Congressional Record Index - History of Bills and Resolutions (1873 to near current vol. via HeinOnline advance search - Browse, Print/DL)

Congressional Record Index (1789 to current via Proquest Congressional Record Digital Coll. - Search names, keywords, controlled subject indexing, etc.)

Congressional Record - Predecessors (1789 to 1873 via HeinOnline - Annals of Congress 1789-1824, Register of Debates 1824-1837, Congressional Globe 1833-73 - Search, Browse, Cite Retrieve, Print/DL)

Congressional Record - Predecessors (1789 to 1873 via Lexis Advance - filter for Annals of Congress 1789-1824, Register of Debates 1825-1837, Congressioanl Globe 1833-1873 -- Search, Browse, Print/DL)

Congressional Record - Predecessors (1789 to current via Proquest Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection - Search, Print/DL)

Aids:

About the Congressional Record (Congress.gov)

Overview of the Congressional Record and Its Predecessor Publications by Rick McKinney  (LLSDC, 2015)

Sessions of Congress with Corresponding Debate Record Volume Numbers (1789 to current, LLSDC)

Table of Congressional Publication Volumes (Present to 1789 & a Table from 1932 to Present, LLSDC)

The Congressional Record: Content, History and Issues (CRS Report, 1993)

User's Guide to the Congressional Record, A (CRS Report, 2008)

What is the Congressional Record? (Proquest, 2012)

 

Sources for the Congressional Record: Free and Commercial is compiled and maintained by members of LLSDC's Legislative Research Special Interest Section.

Questions and corrections can be sent to Legislative SIS

Last Updated: May 27, 2016