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Description: Comprehensive source of current and historical bills, testimony, and reports from the US Congress. ProQuest Congressional is a web-based service that provides indexing, abstracts, and some full-text of publications from and about the United States Congress.

The United States Congressional Serial Set, simply called the Serial Set, is labeled Historical Full-Text in ProQuest Congressional. Historical Full-Text will include the American State Papers, House and Senate Reports, House and Senate Documents, selected Executive Branch documents, other documents that Congress ordered printed, as well as all maps, illustrations, photos, and lithographs found within the printed Serial Set. Monthly updates are provided and full coverage from 1789-1969 will be available by the end of December 2005.

The CIS Index, 1970 to present, indexes congressional information including committee hearings, reports and prints, legislative histories, and other material. Congressional Indexes, 1789-1969, does the same for earlier material.

ProQuest Congressional also offers full-text of congressional bills, testimony, reports, documents, selected prints, and the Congressional Record for recent years, as well as the U.S. Code, the Federal Register, and the Code of Federal Regulations. It also covers a wide variety of additional congressional information, including member biographical and committee assignment information, voting records, and financial data.

Full-text items not available online, as well as other government information, can normally be found by coming to the Reference Desk in Davis Library, which is a regional Depository for United States Government Documents.

Full text: yes
Access:  Off Campus Access is available for: UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty, and staff; UNC Hospitals employees; UNC-Chapel Hill affiliated AHEC users.  (instructions)
Medium:  web
Coverage:  Varies. Some files go back to 1789.
Updated:  Varies. Files may be updated daily, weekly, monthly, annually, or as the material becomes available.
Language:  English