Please be aware that ProQuest, HeinOnline and Readex resources are available remotely only to the UCSD community. Anyone may use these resources within the library, however. The UCSD Libraries also have print copies of many of these documents; use the library catalog to find call numbers and locations.
|Congressional Record (& predecessors)||1994-||1989-||1789-||1774-|
|Congressional Record Index||1983-|
|Statutes at Large||1951-||1789-|
*Plus selected testimony transcripts 1988-current.
These resources will help track current legislation by topics, bills, and/or members of Congress.
Research reports prepared for the Congress generally provide excellent background information on the topic covered. Congressional Research Service reports, described and linked in the box below, are one form of these. Others include Congressional Budget Office reports, Government Accountability Office reports, and committee prints.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress. The reports produced by CRS constitute a wonderful source for non-partisan, high-quality research on timely issues. Despite a lengthy battle to secure free and open access to these documents, they are not routinely released beyond Congress. Several organizations, including those below, have worked to gain access to many of these documents and make them widely available.