Clicking the link above will take you to the Advanced Search page for Proquest's Congressional Publications. You can enter keywords to find government documents on a particular topic. You can limit by a specific date range or congressional session by clicking the buttons below the search boxes.
You can also search for specific types of content using the list of check boxes on the left side of the page. Each content type has its own specific search box with unique criteria.
Below is an example of one of the search options - this one is for finding bills. You can limit by a bill's sponser or where the bill is in the legislative process. Note that the congressional session limiter does not work when you search this way (see above).
Congress.gov - official source for federal legislative information
Available information includes:
OpenCongress is designed to help you keep track of what's really happening in Congress, your elected officials, and the issues you care about.
From the Congressional Publications homepage, click the News & Social Media button at the top of the page.
This will take you to the specific search page. Add keywords to the search box. You can limit results by date by selecting the publication date dropdown menu below the search box. You can also select one or more of the available publications, either from traditional titles or social media.
From the Nexis Uni homepage, click the Advanced Search button directly under the main search box.
On the Advanced search page, select the News tab to ensure you are searching only for news publications. Enter keywords into the search boxes, and select a specific publication date range if desired.
On the left side of the results page is a lists of limiters to reduce the number of search results. Click the Subjects limiter to see the types of articles that are listed. Click the Select Multiple link within the subject section to view all the available subjects.
Select all the subjects that are related to government. For example, "Government & Public Administration" or "International Relations & National Security." This will limit the results just to articles that relate to these topics.
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