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Legislative Histories: 07 - List of reports by subject

Step-by-Step Research about a Federal Law

Begin Step-by-Step Research -- Research Tips

  1. Identify the Public Law number
  2. Locate and read overviews of the bill's history
    - Congressional Quarterly Almanac
    - U.S. Code Congressional & Administrative News
  3. Retrieve a compiled legislative history list of bills, hearings, reports, debate, etc.
    - CIS Index: Legislative Histories
  4. Retrieve the Bill Tracking Report
    - ProQuest Congressional
  5. Retrieve the brief "Guide to Legislative History" list of bills, reports and debate
    - U.S. Statutes at Large
  6. Retrieve the list of reports and documents by bill number(s)
    - CIS U.S. Serial Set Index, Part XIII, Index by Reported Bill Numbers, 1817-1969
  7. Retrieve the list of reports, documents, and hearings by subject
    - ProQuest Congressional, Historical Indexes, 1789-1969
    - CIS U.S. Congressional Committee Hearings Index, 1833-1969
  8. Retrieve articles from journals & newspapers
  9. Search for information from organizations concerned with the issue
    - Gale Directory Library
  10. Check other resources for information
    - Thomas
    - GPO Access
    - Other sites

Retrieve the list of reports, documents, and hearings by subject

ProQuest Congressional, Historical Indexes, 1789-1969

This online index can be used to identify Congressional publications prior to 1969.

The UCF Library has the full text of the Serial Set and published committee hearings available on microfiche, with much of the Serial Set also available online.

The unpublished hearings and pre-1969 committee prints are not currently available at UCF.

NOTE: The indexing by keyword and bill number is not comprehensive, so be creative in your search strategy.

CIS U.S. Congressional Committee Hearings Index, 1833-1969

CIS U.S. Congressional Committee Hearings Index, 1833-1969

This print index is located in the UCF Library on the first floor at U.S. Documents Reference KF 25.C659 Index. Follow the instructions to proceed from the library entrance to the East stairs and down to the first floor. As soon as you exit the stairwell turn right and the books will be on the shelves against the wall.

The index identifies the pre-1969 published committee hearings, all of which are available in the UCF Library on microfiche.

Similar index access is available online in ProQuest Congressional, but you will still need to use the microfiche for access to the full text.

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