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Government Documents & Microforms

A site dedicated to using government publications for research and other academic pursuits.


Congressional hearings are the official record of publicly held committee hearings proceedings to obtain information and opinions on proposed bills. (Not all hearings that are published are publicly available.) Hearings may contain testimonies from expert witnesses (for instance, Jose Canseco in the Mitchell report on steroid use in major league baseball).


Congressional reports originate from congressional committees and deal with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. There are several types of reports House and Senate Reports, Senate Executive Reports and Conference Reports.

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Middleton Catalog

To search for hearings and reports dating from 1996 and forward within Middleton Library, search our "classic catalog" limiting to Federal Government Resources. Type hearings and topic or name of committee.

Tip: Note the call number and location. Some hearings are available in print, microfiche, and/or online formats.

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