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Congressional Record: Congressional Record

Information and links for finding and using the U.S. Congressional Record.

Background Information

"The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session." [Source: GPO Access]

For additional background information see:

Congressional Record Research Guide at the U.S. Senate website

CRS Report for Congress: User's Guide to the Congressional Record

Congressional Record: About at GPO Access

What's in this Guide

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This guide is designed to help members of the Smith College community locate and access the Congressional Record and its precursors. Select from the tabs above to explore:

Online Access to Current and Archival issues

Print Editions in the Five College Libraries

Microfiche formats at UMass Amherst

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