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Your Weekly Guide to Congress

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Senate Entry

The UVM Libraries now provide electronic access to CQ Weekly, from 1983 onward. CQ Weekly is an independent publication that provides objective, non-partisan reporting and analysis of Congressional activities, on a week-by-week basis. It will prove useful to students of political science, public policy, and history.

A recent issue included articles on health care legislation and debates, such as “Health Care: A Matter of Mandates,” “Highlights of the House Health Care Bill,” and “Health Care Polls: The Question Helps Define the Answer.”

Useful charts and graphics summarize recent votes, appropriations, and upcoming bills, making it easy to track on issues, and to see how the President’s agenda is faring. Articles are searchable a variety of ways, including by topic, committee, or bill number. Floor votes dating back to 1983 can be easily retrieved.

Print volumes of CQ Weekly from 1975-2008 are available in Bailey/Howe Books (JK1 .C15), and 2009 volumes can be found in the Reference Collection. Microfilm at the Library Research Annex dates from 1953-1988.

Senate Entry by deltaMike, used in accordance with Creative Commons.

Monthly Catalog of Government Publications Now Online

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

U. S. Capitol Building detail

The UVM Libraries now offer online access to the Monthly Catalog of U. S. Government Publications, from 1895 to 1976. Previously, researchers had to rely on cumbersome print volumes to access information about government documents. Now, you can search across catalogs for historical information on subjects such as the environment, energy, health and nutrition, demographics, and legal and consumer information.

Government Documents Librarian Scott Schaeffer says, “The Monthly Catalog will be a boon to anyone tracking down historical government documents. We have a large portion of the materials described in our U.S. Documents collection. Come down and see us or email us at govdocs@uvm.edu.”

Over 90% of U. S. Government Publications since 1976 are in the Bailey/Howe Library’s Government Documents collection and can be located in the library catalog.

U. S. Capitol Building detail by Kevin Burkett, used in accordance with the Creative Commons license.