Go to the Library's website (lib.tcu.edu), click on the Databases tab and choose the letter P
The databases under P are listed in alphabetical order. Scroll down to ProQuest and choose from the list of Congressional databases.
You will be taken to the ProQuest Congressional Homepage where you are able to:
If you happen to know the number of a Bill or a Law or if you have the SuDoc number for a document you have the ability to specifically search for those.
On the homepage click on the Legislative & Executive Publications tab and select Search by Number.
Under the Legislative Citations tab you can search by number for:
Under the Bibliographic Citations tab you can search by number for:
Under the Congressional Record Citations tab you can search by number for:
Under the Congressional Record Daily Citations tab you can search by number for:
Under the News & Social Media tab ProQuest has made it possible to limit by the items below:
Under the Congress in Context tab ProQuest created historical profiles to discover more about the setting, personnel and events which may have influenced the legislation created during a particular Congressional period.
EXAMPLE: President Donald Trump
Advanced search is the best way to search for Congressional documents in ProQuest.
On the homepage click on the Legislative & Executive Publications tab and select Advanced Search OR just click on Advanced under the basic search bar.
In Advance Search you may limit the types of documents in your search. The dates of what are available for the type of document are also listed.
You are also able to limit your search by Date or Congress.
EXAMPLE: Searching for Documents on "UFOs". Limited the search to Hearings only by clicking on "Select all" to clear out the check marks and checked the Hearings box only. Then the dates were limited to Prior to 1970.
Two hearings were found from prior to 1970 regarding UFOs. Notice that you have the options on this page to see the Citation/Abstract, access the Full text and get the Permalink to the document.
By clicking on Members & Committees you're able to search the:
On the homepage click on the Members & Committees tab to select your search preference.
Under the Regulations tab you are able to search for regulations by Keyword or Citation.
When searching in Keyword the publications you may select are:
You also may Limit By:
When searching in Regulation Citation you may select:
From the homepage, ProQuest gives you the option to access other available ProQuest databases from the Congressional database. As of 10/31/2018, these are the examples of the additional databases: