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Find Hearings at Georgetown

Want to find Congressional Hearings here at Lauinger Library?  Follow these steps:

  1. Go to George - the Library's Catalog - and go to the Advanced Search Screen
  2. Conduct a Keyword Search
  3. In the first set of boxes change "Any Field" to "Title" - next to the box type "Hearing*"
  4. In the second set of boxes change "Any Field" to "Author" - next to the box type "Congress"
  5. In the third set of boxes type in what you are searching for, i.e. the committee or topic.
  6. Go down the page to where it says "Publisher" - type in "G.P.O."

Want to limit your search to just electronic documents?

  1. Go down the page to where it says "Location" - select "INTERNET"

Finding Hearings in DC

Georgetown only receives a small percentage of the government's publications.  To find more hearings, try looking for Congressional hearings at libraries in the DC-area.  Follow these steps:

  1. Go to WRLC (Washington Research Library Consortium) - http://catalog.wrlc.org
  2. Select the Advanced Search
  3. In the first set of boxes type "Hearing" and change the "Search in" box to "Title (keyword)"
  4. In the second set of boxes type "Congress" and change the "Search in" box to "Author name"
  5. In the third set of boxes type in the topic or subject you are searching for

Want to limit your search to just electronic documents?

  1. Click on the "More Limits" box
  2. In the "Medium" category select "Computer File"
  3. Click on the "Set Limits" box

Thomas

THOMAS (http://www.thomas.gov/)was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public.  For more information about THOMAS, please visit the About section (http://www.thomas.gov/home/abt_thom.html)

ProQuest Congressional

Off-campus access to ProQuest Congressional is only available to Georgetown faculty, students, and staff. 

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