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Congressional Papers & United States Serial Set

This database is only available from any Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location.

There are five databases you can search, all using the same search page or interface. Use advanced search to limit it to only one database.
Includes the following:

  • Congressional Publications
  • Congressional Hearings, 1824 – 1979
  • Congressional Research Digital Collection
  • United States Serial Set
  • United States Serial Set Maps
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CQ Researcher Plus Archive

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

CQ Researcher Plus Archive provides unbiased coverage of current issues, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist providing an overview, chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; pro/con viewpoints of opposing positions; and supporting data including bibliographies of key sources. The CQ Researcher archive includes more than 3,000 reports published between 1923 and 1990.

Legal Forms

Hundreds of Pennsylvania legal forms ranging from Adoption to Workers Compensation law, including divorce, real estate, landlord/tenant agreements, wills and other commonly used forms.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

This resource is only available from inside a Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location.

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is an annual one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic state of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. This database replaces the print edition of the Statistical Abstract which is no longer published as a government document.

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United States Serial Set & Congressional Papers

This resource is only available from inside any Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location.

Search a variety of U.S. Congressional publications, including reports on committee hearings, Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports, House and Senate documents, and Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports.

Use Advanced Search to search by document number, Sudoc or related identifiers if you know them.

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Electronic access to Pennsylvania case law, legislation, and statutes.

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