Overview

About Document Types Categories in the Congressional Research Digital Collection

To Access the Congressional Research Digital Collection

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Congressional Research Digital Collection Status

Overview

The LexisNexis® Congressional Research Digital Collection combines Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports and congressional committee prints into one easy-to-use optional module available through LexisNexis Congressional or as a stand-alone product. It contains comprehensive information on a wide variety of topics. The LexisNexis Congressional Research Digital Collection includes abstracting, indexing, bibliographic information, and searchable PDFs for CRS reports from 1916-present and committee prints from 1830-present. Note that access to this collection is dependent on your institution's purchase/subscription arrangement.  Not all institutions have arranged to access the collection, and some institutions have arranged to access only the retrospective collection which does not include any data after 2003, or the prospective collection which does not include any data prior to 2004.

About Document Type Categories in the Congressional Research Digital Collection

For detailed descriptions of CRS reports and committee prints, see Types of Publications.

To Access the CRDC

Use these search forms:

Use these search criteria:

  • Keyword

  • Title

  • Subject index term

  • Geographical index term

  • Issuing agency or committee name

  • Witness name (committee prints only)

  • Witness affiliation (committee prints only)

  • Bill number, public law number, or Statutes at Large citation

  • Congressional number

  • Publication number

  • LexisNexis accession number

  • SuDoc number

Highlights of what's covered:

  • CRS reports from 1916-present

  • Committee prints from 1830-present

  • Searchable PDFs