Upcoming workshop: Library databases for Congressional research
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
11 am – 12 pm
Level 2 Electronic Classroom (Babbidge library)
Sites like Thomas, the GPO, and the House and Senate’s web sites make it easy to track bills and find any related hearings, committee reports, floor debates, and roll call votes…at least for the last 20 years or so. Tracking legislation before 1990 takes a bit more resourcefulness, but the library’s access to several online databases makes it possible to access nearly all of these materials online. This workshop will provide an introductory overview of LexisNexis Congressional Publications (which provides full text access to thousands of volumes of House and Senate reports and hearings from 1789-1979), Hein Online (full text of the Congressional Record and its precursors from 1789-present, and many other historical Congressional publications) and the basics of tracking legislation and the evolution of policy with tools like the CIS Legislative History index, CQ Almanac, Congressional Research Service reports, and more. Please register with the link above if you’re interested in attending.