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Congressional and Legislative Insight Webinars   Tags: congressional, legislative insight, webinars  

Recorded and scheduled live webinars from Proquest
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About our Webinars

ProQuest webinars are open to all.  Please feel free to forward the information to anyone you feel would be interested.

We have three pages listing our webinar offerings.  This page with the recorded and live webinars for Congressional and Legislative Insight, and the following additional pages:

For a calendar view of these offerings, click here

Recorded Webinars: Legislative Insight

A webinar on ProQuest Legislative Insight, a Federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws.

Recorded Webinars: Legislative History

Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent ... for Law Clerks, Associates, Interns, and Externs

This 55-minute session, designed for the law student, summer associate, judicial, law firm or government agency law clerk, taught how to use ProQuest Congressional Digital Suite and Legislative Insight, the premier legal research tools for federal legislative and government materials develop an understanding of the legislative process and research legislative history for evidence of legislative intent.


Upcoming Webinars

All webinars listed in US eastern time.  Click here for a listing of all webinars for ProQuest Congressional and Legislative Insight.

Presentation on the Civil War

  • Congressional Topics: The Civil War
    Recorded 5/10/2013, 1 Hour 24 Minutes.
    Presenter: Pam Cowart
    An introduction to the vast digital archive of ProQuest’s Congressional Suite (including U.S. Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Hearings, and both the U. S. Congressional Record and its predecessors). Focusing on US Civil War history, with attention to such subjects as military planning and campaigns, wartime medicine, the role of women, diplomacy, and domestic politics (on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line), this seminar demonstrates the range of primary source documents: correspondence, reports, illustrations, maps, hearings, legislation, statistical tables, and speeches.

Congressional Cross Search

  • Congressional Cross Search: Meat Inspection Act of 1906: from The Jungle to Inspection Regulations
    March 31, 2014, 48 mins

    Introducing Congressional Cross-Search - where we highlight the new ability to search from Congressional to the historic newspaper collections.
    Hosted by product manager Andrew Laas, this session looks at the materials in ProQuest Congressional and the Executive Branch Documents and reviews the materials there, and also look at how the cross-search with the newspaper articles of the day adds context for users.
    Watch this webinar to see the new feature, hear how it works and how it can be used to assist user research.

    NOTE: The recording starts about 1 minute into the session, however no critical information was missed.

Recorded Webinars: ProQuest Congressional

  • Reviewing Congressional Basic
    Recorded August 23, 2013. 42 mins. The Congressional Basic subscription is a rich resource for 1970-present research with content ranging from the Daily Congressional Record, indexing for Reports, Documents, Hearings and Prints (and a lot of full text in there too), and information on Members of Congress ranging from voting records to campaign contributions.

  • Advanced Congressional Searching
    May 7, 2013, 46 minutes. View this recorded webinar to learn how to utilize advanced search techniques in the New Congressional search interface to find government publications and specific documents. We learn how to use Boolean terms and connectors, fielded searches, search by number, and how to find documents related to a legislative citation or reference. We look at searching within a list of results and sorting and filtering techniques.
  • Congressional Hearings Digital Collection
    October 19, 2012, 37 mins
    A webinar to give an overview of the Congressional Hearings Collection (including both published and unblished hearings). We looked at the kinds of materials in the collection and how to find them in Congressional. We discussed the different kinds of hearings held by Congressional committees, and showed strategies to help researchers, including legal researchers.
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