CRS Reports Enhanced and Added to the U.S. Congressional Documents Collection

Functionality, Navigating, U.S. Congressional Documents, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Back in early March, we blogged about the availability of CRS Reports in HeinOnline.  We have enhanced their discoverability by creating subcollections for CRS Reports in both the Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II and the History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III libraries.

These subject-specific CRS Reports can be accessed from the Welcome Screen by expanding each collection to reveal subcollections:

Or by entering a collection and choosing CRS Reports from the Browse Options:

Additionally,  we have now brought ALL of these CRS Reports together into one collection and added them to our U.S…

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Congressional Hearings in HeinOnline

Miscellaneous, U.S. Congressional Documents
Shannon Furtak

Congressional Hearings, the principal formal method by which Congressional committees collect and analyze information in the early stages of legislative policy-making, are available in HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Documents Library. Two years ago this month, HeinOnline debuted this collection with 6,000 hearings and 1 million pages; it now has over 27,000 hearings and 6 million pages available, with hundreds more hearings being added each month! This library also includes the prestigious legislative history collections of both Arnold & Porter and Covington & Burling.

We offer a simple way to efficiently locate specific hearings with our Congressional Hearings Quick Finder. For example, if you are looking for the senate hearing from April 10…

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Tip of the Day: How to Quickly Search the History of Bills and Resolutions in the Congressional Documents Collection

Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Congressional Documents
HeinOnline Blogger

Here’s today’s Tip of the Day in honor of Customer Appreciation Week:

If you want to quickly search across the History of Bills and Resolutions from the Congressional Record bound volumes, this tip will illustrate the fastest and most effective way to do so.

From the U.S. Congressional Documents collection home page, under the Resources Tab, there is a Browse option and a link “History of Bills and Resolutions”.

When you click that link, it will generate a complete search for all the History of Bills and Resolutions sections within the Congressional Record bound Volumes and return them in a search results listing.  The left side of the search results will show the date facets…

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Congressional Hearings Now Available!

U.S. Congressional Documents
Miranda Rosati

“Covington and Burling created not only one of the finest law libraries in Washington, D.C., but also developed a nationally recognized program for following legislation.” 

-Stephan G. Margeton
Of Legislative Histories and Librarians
85 Law Libr. J. 85 (1993)
 

Access more than 3,000 of Covington & Burling’s Congressional Hearings in HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Documents Collection!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Covington & Burling’s prestigious collection of Congressional Hearings to HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Documents Collection. The initial release includes more than 3,000 hearings and 1 million pages of content covering hearings from the 71st Congress (1927) through the 103rd Congress (1994)…

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Expanded Coverage Now Available for the Congressional Record Daily Edition!

U.S. Congressional Documents
Miranda Rosati

Are you taking advantage of HeinOnline’s expanded coverage of the Congressional Record Daily Edition?

HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Documents Collection features the Congressional Record Daily Edition, now back to 1980!

The Congressional Record is published daily when Congress is in session and appears as a “newspaper”-like edition. Once each session is over, all of the daily records are collected, re-paginated, and re-indexed to create the permanent bound edition.

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Quickly Find a Page in the Appenix from the Bound Congressional Record between 1937-1953, i.e. 90 Cong. Rec. A2982

Tips and Tricks, U.S. Congressional Documents
HeinOnline Blogger

Do you have a citation to a page from an appendix section of the bound Congressional Record between 1937 and 1953, such as 90 Cong. Rec. A2982? If so, you’ll like this week’s tip as we focus on the fastest way to pull up a page from an appendix published during this time. Appendix pages published during this time frame, from Vol. 81 (75th Congress, 1st Session) in 1937 to Vol. 99 (83rd Congress, 1st Session) in 1953 are preceded with the letter A. Therefore, if ever you have a citation in which the page is preceded with A, then you’ll want to utilize this tip.

For a full, detailed overview of the Congressional Record and its predecessors…

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HeinOnline completes the Congressional Record and continues to grow its collection of Government Documents!

Content News, Government Documents, Miscellaneous, News, U.S. Congressional Documents
HeinOnline Blogger

HeinOnline announced in June it’s completion of the entire back file of the Congressional Record, making us the first and only online database to contain the complete Congressional Record Bound Volumes! Our efforts to close that gap were only part of our ongoing initiative to further advance the material available in our collection of Government Documents. We also recently announced our plans to fill the gap in the CFR, https://heinonline.blogspot.com/2008/08/were-filling-gap-in-cfr-in-heinonline.html. While HeinOnline is known for making the titles in our Law Journal collection available from inception, we are growing to become a valuable resource for many legal research needs including the need to search across various federal government documents.

Galen Fletcher, Faculty Services Librarian at Brigham Young University recently published an article in Jurisdocs…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Searching for the "History of Bills and Resolutions" in the Congressional Record Daily Index

Tips and Tricks, U.S. Congressional Documents
HeinOnline Blogger

The index volumes of the Daily Congressional Record include a specific History of Bills and Resolutions section that many of you find useful in your research. If you find yourself often wanting to search for a bill or resolution within this section in the Congressional Record Daily Index, then you’ll find this tip helpful. This week’s tip outlines where to find the History of Bills and Resolutions section in HeinOnline and how to conduct a search across just the History of Bills and Resolutions section in the Daily Index volumes.

First, let’s quickly touch on where you can find the History of Bills and Resolutions section in HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Documents collection. From the collection home page, click on Congressional Record Daily…

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Congressional Record to be Completed by End of June

Content News, U.S. Congressional Documents
HeinOnline Blogger

With only 24 volumes left to be added to HeinOnline, we are pleased to announce that the Congressional Record bound volumes will be completed by the end of June! This is a tremendous effort and we are very excited to be able to offer this to you. For the first time ever, you will have access to the complete printed chronicle of debates, proceedings and speeches of the United States Congress dating back to its first year of publication in 1873. We are proud to announce that this is something that only HeinOnline currently offers the legal research community. You will be able to access the complete and accurate accounts of congressional matters for the last 135 years!

Click here for more information about the Congressional Documents collection…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Search for a specific date, page number, and term in the Congressional Record

Searching, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Congressional Documents
HeinOnline Blogger

We have modified the search fields in the U.S. Congressional Documents collection to allow you to add a specific date to your search query using a section date field. This is especially helpful when searching the Congressional Record. This will allow you to search on a specific date and/or a specific page for a word or a term. To illustrate this, let’s search for the Senate Amendment to H.R. 4986 on page 26099 as it appeared in the House of Representatives proceedings on November 14, 2000.

When searching for a specific date using the Section Date field, you must enter the date in the following format: MM/DD/YYYY (i.e. 11/14/2000).

First, if you want to see everything that took place on November 14th…

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