U.S. CONGRESS: SITES AND DOCUMENTS

http://libguides.wlu.edu/congress

Important Publication Series

There are several prominent series of publications from the U.S. Congress, including those from committees and from subsidiary sites.

The publisher ProQuest offers this list of types of publications.

Searching -- Commercial Sources (W&L Subscriptions)

A few commercial publishers have digitized large quantities of Congressional publications.  Searching and access often are easier than with free sources, but use is limited to current members of the W&L community.

Laws

Official and free.

Subsidiary Agencies

These nonpartisan agencies fall within the purview of the Congress and conduct extensive investigations and research on on the functioning of government.

Searching -- Free Sources

These collections of Congressional documents are provided without-charge for all users by the Federal Government. 
Online coverage generally begins with the early- to mid-1990's.