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Online; 1983-present. News magazine providing extensive coverage of Congress.
Print Location: Burling Ref. H35 .C672
1992-present. In-depth background reports on current political issues. The index is available online, but reports are only available in print in Burling reference.
Print Location: Current Periodicals
Magazine and Web site focused on politics and policy. Current issues are on the first floor of Burling in the "Current Awareness" area (next to the windows on the northwest side of the first floor); issues more than 14 days old are available in Academic Search Premier.
A congressional newspaper that publishes daily when Congress is in session, with a special focus on business and lobbying, political campaigns and goings on on Capitol Hill.
Online; 1989-present. Newspaper covering Congress.
Print Location: JK 1012 .A44
Current edition on 2-hour reserve in Burling; previous edition in Burling Reference; older editions back to 1972 on the second floor.
Data on campaign finance, lobbying expenditures, 527 groups, and the personal finances of politicians. A project of the Center for Responsive Politics.
For data on the demographics of Congressional Districts, select "American Community Survey" from the sidebar, then "Detailed Tables." Then, for "Geographic Type," select "Congressional District - 110th."
Find all of the candidates who are running in national and local elections, check voting records for incumbents, find speeches, and examine campaign financing.
A collection of research tools that covers a host of information about voting in America both past and present. Covers political parties, campaigns and elections, and demographic information about voters.
Print Location: Burling Ref. JK1967 .G85x 2005
Searchable database with campaign finance information for candidates in U.S. federal elections from 1999 to the present.
Print Location: JK 1 .C66
Current edition in Burling reference; previous editions back to 1960 on the second floor. Each edition contains a detailed summary of one year's activity in Congress, including narrative histories of important bills and complete data on roll call votes.
1989-. Congressional information, including bills and resolutions. The best official government source for information on bills currently being considered in Congress.
1789-. Provides access to the CIS Index—the most comprehensive index/abstract to Congressional publications—plus the full text of some hearings, reports, and other Congressional documents. (Formerly LexisNexis Congressional.) Also includes the full text of the Congressional Record, 1789-present.
Look here for hearings that aren't available through LexisNexis Congressional.
The central Web site for finding government documents 1976-present. Replaces the former GPO Access.
1976-. Indexes all types of U.S. government documents, including judiciary materials and Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records.
Online access to the reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, from 1817 to 1994; contains many images. Also available in approximately 13,800 bound volumes. Please see a librarian if you would like to request the bound volumes from storage.
1947-2002. Downloadable data files with information about bills introduced into Congress, formatted for quantitative analysis.
1940s-present. Coded datasets of policy changes based on Congressional hearings, Congressional roll call votes, executive orders, State of the Union addresses, and more.
Liberal blog affiliated with Daily Kos that seeks to chronicle, in detail, how Congress goes about its daily business. Lots of information, with good explanations of Congressional procedures.
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