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Federal and Congressional Documents
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Publication Dates: 1789-Present
Provides U.S. congressional documents covering the full legislative process. Includes congressional debates (the Congressional Record), bills, laws, hearings, committee prints, and reports.
State and Municipal Documents
There is no comprehensive state and municipal documents database. To find these documents you must reach out to the local libraries or government agencies. Some documents may be digitized and available online, but most likely they are not and you would need to place a mediated request for a copy by contacting the librarian or archivist.
- State Documents. The state library for each state is a good place to start when seeking state documents. List of U.S. State Libraries.
- Municipal Documents. Most public libraries have the mission to document the history of their town, you may contact them for archival materials (e.g. maps in city directories), or for articles in the town newspapers. List of U.S. public libraries.