Congressional Documents: Search
Congressional documents originate from congressional committees and cover
a wide variety of topics and may include reports of executive departments
and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made
for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. The
database for the current Congress is updated irregularly, as electronic
versions of the documents become available.
- To search by document number, enter (in quotes) either "h."
for House of Representatives or "s." for Senate, followed
by "doc." and the number. For example, "h. doc.109-17".
- To search for a document number in both the House of Representatives
and the Senate, enter (in quotes) the number only. For example, "109-26".
- To narrow a search, use the Boolean operators ADJ (adjacent), AND,
OR and NOT. For example: "district of columbia" AND expenses.
- To find variations on words, truncation can be used.For example: legislat*
will retrieve both legislation and legislative.
- How to select multiple databases
in a search box.