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Government Documents: Finding Congressional Debates

A guide for the Government Documents Collection

Congressional Debates

Congressional Debates are the records of the speeches and debates that occurred on the floor of the United States House of Representatives or the United States Senate. Congressional Debates are in four series: the Annals of Congress, the Congressional Globe, the Register of Debates, and the Congressional Record.


Title                                                     Dates                                 Location/Database

Annals of Congress                                1789 - 1824                        HeinOnline

Register of Debates                                1824 - 1837                        HeinOnline

Congressional Globe                               1833 - 1873                       HeinOnline

Congressional Record                             1873 - 1875                        HeinOnline

Congressional Record                              1994 - present                   GPO Access


Congressional Debate Wordle