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USING THE GENERAL COLLECTIONS
GENERAL COLLECTIONS EXTERNAL SITES
Throughout its history, Congress has held hearings and debated matters of import to women. Witnesses have argued for and against these subjects, and the full text of this testimony, both of individual women (and men) and of representatives of women's (and men's) organizations, can be found through multiple Congressional Information Service indexes. These index U.S. congressional documents (hearings, reports, documents, and committee prints; published and unpublished) from 1789 to the present.
Some examples of hearing topics include
The current publication, the Congressional Record, is available in print (1873-present; MRR Alc; Law) and online (1989-present).
The earlier versions of the Congressional Record are also available in microform (MicRR) and online:Marching for the Vote” for examples of types of information found in one hearing.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: To look specifically for congressional documents, search the Congressional Information Service indexes in print form (MRR Ref Desk, MRR Alc, LAW) and on CD-ROM, CIS Congressional Masterfile I and II (1789-1997, CCC). With the numbers found in the indexes, items may be requested in the Microform Reading Room or the Law Library.
SAMPLE LCSH: Print editions of many congressional documents are fully cataloged and can be found in the online and card catalogs using LC subject headings.[Top]
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