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Indispensable Resources at the Library of Congress

You can access these databases from the Library's Electronic Resources page. Some are available only on-site at the Library of Congress. Others are "free access" and are available from any location. Some resources provide full-text, while others supply only citations and/or abstracts.

Electronic resources available only onsite at the Library of Congress.

NOTE: you must start from the Electronic Resources page ( to get access to the following onsite databases:

Applied Science Full Text (EBSCO)
      Provides abstracts and indexing for over 750 of the leading periodicals in science and technology. (Congressional Quarterly, Inc.)
      Congressional Quarterly, including Congressional Weekly, provides in-depth legislative news and analysis of the United States Congress.

CQ Press Library (SAGE Publications)
      Provides full text access to documents found in CQ Almanac, Congress and the Nation, Historic Documents Series, and Vital Statistics on  American Politics.

CQ Historic Documents Series Online Edition (SAGE Publications)
      Includes documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports and scientific findings.

CQ Researcher Plus Archive from CQPress
      Provides in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.

CQ Press Political Contact Suite (SAGE Publications)
      Links government, politics, and current events with access to leaders and staffers whose activities shape business and politics each day.

Engineering Village
      Compendex is one of the most comprehensive engineering literature databases available to engineers.  It continues the print title “Engineering Index.”

INSPEC (Thomson Reuters)
       A comprehensive index to the journal and proceedings literature in chemistry, physics, electrical/electronic engineering, computing, control engineering, mechanical engineering, and computing and information technology.

National Technical Information Service (ProQuest)
       National Technical Information Service provides access to US government-sponsored research and worldwide scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information.

National Technical Reports Library
      NTRL provides access to the full text of documents from the National Technical Information Service's comprehensive collection of federally-funded technical reports. 

PAIS International
      The Public Affairs Information Service chronicles global public policy and social issues.

Available when not on-site at the Library of Congress (open-access)

    This site is the official source for federal legislative information.

DTIC Online - Public Scientific & Technical Information
   Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®) serves the Department of Defense community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information.

FDsys [Federal Digital system]
   Covers all types of US government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments  Coverage is from 1976 to present. 

Electronic Journals

To access electronic journals, you can click on the E-Journals tab at the top of the Electronic Resources page. Or, link directly at

CQ Weekly (Congressional Quarterly)
   [JK1.C15 for print in NCPR]
Issues in Science and Technology
    [Q124.6 .I85 for print copy in SciRR]
National journal[JK1.N28 for print copy in Law]

Other Types of Information: books, journals, congressional hearings

Search for books and Congressional Hearings in the Library of Congress Online Catalog at .  For example, to find congressional hearings, use“Guided Search.” Enter your subject and and the keyword hearing(s) in the title. Check the record carefully since many link directly to a web site or .pdf  full text version of the document.

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