Sample Memo to Faculty
SUGGESTED USES: Customize this memo with your library's name and
the name of a library contact. Then circulate it to interested faculty
and staff. You may wish to offer demonstrations of the service for
faculty members and their students.
FROM: (your name and title)
SUBJECT: Web access to congressional publications
(name of library) has acquired LexisNexis Congressional,
a Web-based service that provides access to the full text of publications
from and about the U.S. Congress. It includes twenty-five years
of congressional information, with facts and figures on almost any
topic of current interest. Congressional provides access
to the full text of congressional working papers and bills, as well
as the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, the U.S. Code,
and the Congressional Record. It also covers a wide variety of additional
information, including member biographical and committee assignment
information, voting records, and financial data.
The database is available campus-wide, with no limit on the number
of users. Library sources say that the new service requires no formal
training and that even first-time database searchers can use the
service productively. LexisNexis Congressional is a service
of LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions, a leading publisher
of information access and retrieval systems.
We will be glad to introduce you, along with your
staff and students, to this new service. For more information or
to arrange a personal or group demonstration, please contact me
at (name of library, department, e-mail or other address).