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Advanced User Scenario - Basic Search form

Who Susan, a librarian at City College
Query How do I find House Report Number 6 from the 108th Congress?
Objective Find a specific legislative report
Starting Info Bill number


  1. Selects the Basic Search form from the ProQuest Congressional options for Congressional Publications searches.
  2. Already knows the format for searching for a report, so types Doc No: H. Rpt. 108-6 into the Basic Search form box, and selects 108th Congress from the Restrict by Congress option.
  3. Clicks Search.
  4. Opens the record to retrieve the abstract, and then clicks Doc No: H. Rpt. 108-6 to retrieve the full-text of the report.


There are many Advanced Search and Search by Number searches that can be performed on the Basic form, once the user has learned what to enter. In cases where you are not sure how to enter search terms or execute a search, use the Advanced Search form or the Search by Number form, which have numerous drop-down lists and options to help the user.

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