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Congressional Record: Citing Sources

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

Sample Citations for the Congressional Record

The Bowdoin College Library presents examples in the Chicago Style Citation Quick Guide for Government Documents

Food Security Act of 1985 . HR 2100. 99th Cong., 1st sess., Congressional Record 131, pt. 19: 26581 - 26655 . U.S. Congress. Congressional Record . 105th Cong., 1st sess., 1997. Vol. 143, pt. 7.

ProQuest Congressional provides guidance and examples for citing the Congressional Record daily edition and permanent edition.

For Example:

Representative McCollum (MN). "Megan's Law." Congressional Record 142: 89 (May 7, 1996) p. H4451. Available from: ProQuest® Congressional; Accessed: 5/18/05.

"Healthy Meals for Children Act (H.R. 2066)." Congressional Record 142: 90 (May 14, 1996) p. H4911. Available from: ProQuest® Congressional; Accessed: 8/23/04.

Cornell University's guide, How to Cite US Government Documents in MLA, APA Citation Style addresses additional styles:

142 Cong. Rec 14982 (1996) (statement of Sen. John McCain).

159 Cong. Rec. H227 (daily ed. Jan. 23, 2013) (statement of  Rep. Yarmuth)




Citation Guides

The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: A Manual for Social Science and Business Research
SC Neilson Reference Desk, level 1 West : J 9.5 .G37 2002

Citation Guides & Style Manuals. Smith College Libraries.
Includes sections on style guides for the Social Sciences, Humanities, Electronic Formats, and more.

Citation Guides