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SU, Law libraries add new content to LexisNexis Congressional
SU, Law libraries add new content to LexisNexis Congressional February 13, 2008Pamela McLaughlinpwmclaug@syr.edu
Syracuse University Library and the Barclay Law Library announce new additions to the LexisNexis Congressional database. This joint purchase provides additional full-text congressional material to researchers at SU.
The new modules include searchable collections of Congressional Hearings (1824-), Congressional Committee Prints (1830-) and Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports (1916-) in PDF format. A database of high-resolution color images of the U.S. Serial Set Maps (1789-1969) collection is also part of the new purchase. These new modules add to the basic content of LexisNexis Congressional and the U.S. Serial Set digital collection module purchased previously.
A comprehensive online resource, LexisNexis Congressional uses a single search interface for its collections of congressional publications and legislative information. Among the contents of the basic collection are congressional bills, public laws, committee reports, congressional testimony, House and Senate documents, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, campaign contributions, campaign finance data, U.S. Code and relevant news sources (e.g., The Hill, Roll Call). The U.S. Serial Set (15th-91st Congress/1817-1969) with American State Papers (1789-1838) module contains the numbered House and Senate documents and House and Senate reports by session of Congress. These documents and reports contain comprehensive and detailed information on a wide range of subjects (e.g., western explorations, Native Americans, space program).
Government Information Librarian Elaine Coppola says the new modules enhance existing content and make LexisNexis Congressional “… ideal for student and faculty research in the areas of public policy, U.S. history and law. Also, the 24/7 remote access makes for convenient off-campus use. “
Syracuse University Library users may connect to new LexisNexis Congressional digital collections by visiting the library’s databases/Find Articles page: http://library.syr.edu/research/database and selecting Congressional or LexisNexis Congressional.
College of Law users may access LexisNexis Congressional through the Barclay Law Library’s Federal Resources web page: http://www.law.syr.edu/lawlibrary/electronic/federal.aspx.
For more information or assistance with LexisNexis Congressional, contact Elaine Coppola at Syracuse University Library, firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-9523, or Robert Weiner at the Barclay Law Library, email@example.com, or 443-5424.