Most government documents in the library's print and microform collections can be found in the Law Library Catalog. The catalog also contains links to many government documents published online, including Congressional hearings released since January 2010.
The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.
“Publications included in the Basic Collection are vital sources of information that support the public's right to know about the workings and essential activities of the Federal Government. The list of titles constituting the Basic Collection was first developed in 1977 to identify the most basic Federal publications for inclusion in all depository collections. This list has been periodically updated since then.”
House and Senate Reports, and some hearings and committee prints, are available full-text through Proquest Congressional. In addition, the Proquest Congressional database provides detailed access to the library's extensive collection of Congressional documents on microfiche.
Indexing & abstracts and/or full-text of U.S. Congressional documents. Indexing begins with the 1st Congress. The Search by Number feature is especially useful. Full text coverage as follows: Bills from 1989; Hearings from 1980-2010 (some more recent documents also available); United States Serials Set from 1789; the Congressional Record from 1985; Public Laws from 1987. For more information, see Content Coverage Chart
NOTE: If you are having problems accessing ProQuest Congressional, please click here for on-campus access.
This lists the years and formats available for Congressional Hearings (both published and unpublished), and the United States Serial Set online and in microform. Reports and hearings on microfiche (2000-2010) are included in the law library catalog. Online Hearings are also included in the catalog after January 2010.
The GPO's Federal Digital System (Fdsys) provides public access to Government information published by Congress, Federal and Judicial agencies. Fdsys expands and replaces the previous system, called GPO Access. The Fdsys collection includes the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations and Congressional Record.