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 the Daily Edition, use the Congressional Basic guide.
The second version, the Permanent Digital Collection, contains both the bound Congressional Record (beginning in 1873 and currently available through 2009, 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.
Modules in the Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection:
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.
You can easily see if your library has the Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection by looking at the Advanced Search form.
Selecting the Congressional Record content type allows additional search options such as searching by Member name, Topic or Content Type.