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Bridging the Past and Present for a Comprehensive Understanding of U.S. History
ProQuest Congressional…where the past meets the present.
ProQuest Congressional is the only site anywhere that offers a comprehensive collection of congressional documents from 1789 to the present. This primary source collection offers students an unparalleled opportunity to understand the present by comparing today’s events and opinions with trends and patterns throughout our nation’s history. Congressional hearings offer a unique perspective on all aspects of U.S. social, economic, and political history by presenting differing views from representatives of all societal sectors, including business, industry, labor, education, health, criminal justice, and government.
Testimony is presented by foreign policy experts, economists, Native Americans, civil rights leaders, public health officials, scientists, farmers, fishermen, environmental advocates, and ordinary citizens. House and Senate publications document the transformation of the U.S. from thirteen colonies into a world power, with primary source content on subjects ranging from war and military incursions to nuclear energy, space exploration, terrorism, and human rights. When examined in conjunction with ProQuest news and archival sources, congressional content can faciliate the ability of even novice researchers to develop critical thinking skills necessary for full participation as citizens and workers in a secure and competitive society of the future.
ProQuest Congressional offers a basic subscription plus optional digital modules that work seamlessly together to provide users with targeted access to a comprehensive web-based collection of historic and current congressional information.
ProQuest Congressional provides users with access to a comprehensive collection of congressional documents, historical through the present day, facilitating the ability of students, researchers, and teachers to explore ideas in the context of policy changes throughout U.S. history.
An Unprecedented Window into U.S. History
Provide consistent access to the largest collections of easily discoverable digitized government documents organized to facilitate use and understanding
Enable students and researchers to search and explore these essential resources to help build critical thinking, analytical and digital literacy skills
Explore and uncover the development and implementation of policy and law in relation to historical and on-going issues like immigration, health care, social justice, climate change and more
Using ProQuest Congressional in Research, Teaching and Learning
The Past Informs the Present
ProQuest Congressional enables users to seamlessly explore a spectrum of topics bridging the past and present. Topics touch upon a plethora of information in which Congress has an interest, including public health, law enforcement, civil rights, the Constitution, education, the economy, the environment, foreign relations, and more.See brochure
9/11 Terrorist Attacks and Aftermath: Primary Sources and Research Topic Ideas
Dive into the profound impact of September 11th, 2001 with ProQuest Congressional. Uncover insights into government policy, national security, and the War on Terror through this comprehensive database. With this resource guide, gain a deeper understanding of the far-reaching consequences of this pivotal moment in history.See Resource Guide
Decolonization in Africa and Asia – Resource Guide
This resource guide can act as a starting point for students newly interested in the history of decolonization and continuing efforts to decolonize the world. ProQuest Congressional can help researchers understand how the U.S. government was involved in decolonizing five different countries.See Resource Guide
Supreme Court Insight (1933-present)
Supreme Court Insight is a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases that includes per curiam decisions, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amici briefs, with harmonized subject and organization indexing.Read more
ProQuest Legislative Insight™
ProQuest Legislative Insight is a federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full-text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws.Read more