Easily Find a Hearing in the U.S. Congressional Documents Library

HeinOnline contains nearly 39,000 Congressional hearings, with hundreds more being added each month; the hearings subcollection is rapidly approaching 10 million pages! This extensive collection includes select hearings from the 50th Congress through the 114th Congress.

Search for a Hearing

A quick topical search is easy using the Advanced Search link beneath the main search bar. Simply type in your search terms and select "Congressional Hearings" in the Document Type box:

This will produce a list of hearings that contain your search terms, which can be refined using the facets on the left side of the screen or by modifying the search:

Congressional Hearing Quick Finder

If you need a specific hearing, use the Congressional Hearings Quick Finder located in the Congressional Hearings subcollection of the U.S. Congressional Documents homepage. For example, let's locate the hearing titled Mad Cow Disease: Are Our Precautions Adequate? which took place before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce and Tourism during the 107th Congress. Use the drop-down options and the text box to input the following data into the quick finder and click Search:

You will receive these results, the first of which is the hearing you need:

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