There are two versions of the Congressional Record in ProQuest Congressional.
The first version, available with the Congressional Basic subscription, is the Congressional Record Daily Edition. For information on this first version, use the Congressional Basic quick start guide (see link below).
The second version, the Permanent Digital Collection, contains both the bound Congressional Record (beginning in 1873 and currently available through the late 1990s) and the predecessor titles including the Congressional Globe (1833-1873), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Annals of Congress (1789-1824).
This second version, the Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection, is what we are highlighting in this guide.
The appendix volumes were not organized chronologically. To fit this reality into the records for each day shown in the product, a composite appendix PDF was created for each day, pulling pages containing items from the relevant day. The pagination for the appendix PDFs will thus always be passim., rather than a contiguous range. Also, because of the the continuous two-column format of the appendix volumes, items from other days are included in these composite PDFs, when adjacent to the items for the relevant day.
For more information on the Congressional Record, see the In-product Help (link in the upper right corner), or the
You can easily see if your library has the Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection by looking at the Advanced Search form.
Just below it is the Congressional Record Daily Edition (which is included in the Congressional Basic subscription) so users who have access to both may search them simultaneously.