The current ProQuest Congressional (introduced 9/2012) interface works somewhat differently than the previous version. This table shows you what is being searched from the Basic Search, from the Advanced Search (using All Fields Including Full Text -- note -- the default setting on the Advanced Search is All fields except full-text, which we also call "the metadata" below), and whether this is different than the old version.
Note: what is available in your search results depends on your institutional subscriptions. See box (bottom of page) for assistance in looking up institutional subscriptions and purchases.
|Document Type (1970-present)**||Is it searched using the Basic Search?||Is it searched in an Advanced Search using All Fields Including Full Text|
|Hearings transcripts (full-text html, selected, from 1988-present)||NO||yes|
|Statutes at Large*||yes||yes|
|Daily Congressional Record||yes||yes|
|Committee Prints & Misc Pubs metadata||yes||yes|
|Reports and Documents transcripts (full-text html, 1990-present)||NO||yes|
|Serial Set (incl. House and Senate Reports and Documents) metadata||yes||yes|
|Legislative History metadata||yes||yes|
* Optional add-on module for Congressional Basic customers
The best strategy to find full-text documents such as committee hearings and reports that mention key words or phrases is to perform an ADVANCED SEARCH using the field ALL FIELDS INCLUDING FULL-TEXT.
To see your institutions holdings, click on the link for the Content Coverage Chart on the bottom of each page, in the center under "About This Database".
This chart reflects what your institution has subscribed to or purchased.
To see a complete chart (not customized) look in the Help content (link in the upper right corner (not shown here) for a list of all content possible.