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Finding Congressional Hearings and Legislative Information

The HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents Section Database, accessible through FAU Libraries, is a crucial resource for scholars, researchers, students, and policymakers interested in exploring the vast landscape of U.S. congressional documents. This database offers a comprehensive collection of congressional publications covering various legislative topics and historical periods, including hearings, reports, documents, and prints. Users can delve into primary sources dating back to the late 18th century, gaining valuable insights into the evolution of American governance, policy-making processes, and political discourse.

One of the key strengths of the HeinOnline database lies in its user-friendly interface and advanced search capabilities, enabling efficient navigation and retrieval of relevant materials. Additionally, the database provides access to a wealth of supplementary resources, including scholarly articles, legislative histories, and executive branch documents, enriching the research experience and facilitating interdisciplinary inquiry.

Furthermore, the HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents Section Database offers unique features such as cross-referencing tools, citation assistance, and browsing options, enhancing the accessibility and utility of congressional materials for users of all levels of expertise. Overall, this invaluable resource serves as a cornerstone for academic research, legal scholarship, and historical inquiry, empowering users to explore, analyze, and interpret the complexities of U.S. congressional documents with precision and depth.

The HeinOnline Database is Accessible remotely only with FAU login credentials; researchers can explore a wide range of materials, including congressional hearings, reports, debates, and more. Public users can utilize this resource within FAU Libraries by logging in as guests. 

To find out which Congressional District you live in, go to For a profile of your district, visit the helpful Census Bureau web page My Congressional District.

Within the HeinOnline (U.S. Congressional Documents Section) Database, you can access the following kinds of documents:

  • Congressional Record (in its various titles and formats)
  • Congressional Budget (broken down into 41 different subject areas)
  • Rules & Precedents (provides access to 13 different kinds)
  • Other works related to Congress (592 types)
  • Congressional Directory
  • Congressional Hearings (81,381)
  • CRS Reports (59,481)
  • Committee Prints (9,127)
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set

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