LexisNexis U.S., a provider of information and services solutions, has released the LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Digital Collection. The new collection provides access to both published and unpublished hearings from 1824 to present. With this solution, researchers can search over 170 years of information to get a new perspective on a variety of topics.
Users can retrieve targeted results by searching abstracts, bill numbers, committees, controlled subject headings, hearing numbers, public law numbers, Statutes at Large citations, titles, or witnesses and affiliations, or they can expand their search to the full-text of each document. Searches can be limited by date or Congress.
The LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Digital Collection is available in three modules: Retrospective A (years: 1824-1979), Retrospective B (years: 1980-2003) and Prospective (years: 2004 and beyond), totaling close to 125,000 titles. An additional 1,500 titles will be added to the Prospective module each year after 2004.