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Citing Hearings (Printed or Microfiche)

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Congressional hearings contain the full transcripts of the proceedings, usually arranged chronologically in the order of appearance of witnesses. Hearings include the record of oral and written statements, committee questions, and discussion. Frequently hearings also contain texts of related reports, statistical analyses, correspondence, exhibits, and articles presented to the committee by witnesses or inserted into the record by committee members and staff. Hearings are available in many libraries in either paper format or in microfiche and can be identified by using ProQuest® Congressional.

For each citation, include:

  • "U.S.", the Chamber (House or Senate), and the committee or subcommittee name holding the hearing. If the committee is a "joint committee," there will be no Chamber entry.
  • The title of the publication; shortened with an ellipsis (...) if the title is too long
  • If there is a date as part of the title, include it
  • Extremely lengthy hearings may be published in multiple volumes or parts, include all part or volume numbers in the citation
  • The place of publication, publisher, and date of the original publication
  • The library classification number assigned to the publication
  • If citing a CIS microfiche version of the hearing, include the CIS year and fiche number in a note. If citing a government microfiche, include the phrase "Microfiche" as a note after the title.

Printed committee hearing


U.S. House. Committee on International Relations. Evaluating U.S. Foreign Policy, Hearing. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1995. (Y4.IN8/16:F76/11).

CIS microfiche hearing


U.S. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Baseball's Antitrust Exemption, Part 2, Hearing, Sept. 22, 1994 Washington: Government Printing Office, 1995. (1995 CIS microfiche H521-20).

GPO microfiche hearing


U.S. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Domestic Petroleum Production and International Supply, Hearing. (Microfiche). Washington: Government Printing Office, 1995. (Y4.EN2:S.HRG.104-50).

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