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U.S. Congressional Documents Search Syntax

The following table displays the search fields that are available when searching in the U.S. Congressional Documents Library. The syntax is the text you would use when building a search. The example illustrates how the syntax is used in a search query.

Field NameSyntaxExample
Volume Titlevoltitlevoltitle:”Congressional Record”
Volume Datedatedate:2000
Section Titletitletitle:”Public Acts of the Thiry-Seventh Congress”
Section Descriptiondescriptiondescription:”journal of the committee of the states”
Full Texttexttext:”President Kennedy”

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