Shake-ups in Congressional Information

Today during a live tweeted event, @librarycongress announced that long-standing source of legislative information Thomas is going to be updated as congress.gov in a partnership between the Library of Congress, the House of Representatives, Senate, State Department, and the Government Printing Office. The new site is intended to offer a wide variety of legislative information all in one place, freely accessible to the public. The new design will be mobile friendly and will include live video, multi-media content, and full text search across legislative information.

In other changes to access to legislative information, after last years accquisition of LexisNexis Congressional by ProQuest (another provider of aggregated information products) The Miami University Libraries transition to the new ProQuest Congressional is complete and the new resource can be accessed anywhere on Miami’s network. ProQuest Congressional will offer all of the same historic collections and up-to-the minute information as LexisNexis Congressional. Containing the Congressional Record, Serial Set, Hearings and other information going back to the formation of the Congress ProQuest Congressional is a valuable resource for anyone interested United States history and current events.