April 14, 2012
Hein Adds Congressional Hearings Back to 1927 To HeinOnline
As everyone knows, it's hard to keep track these days of the comings and goings of information on databases. In case anyone missed it, Hein is adding congressional hearings to its database. Here's the announcement:
Access more than 3,000 of Covington & Burling's Congressional Hearings in HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents Collection!
We are pleased to announce the addition of Covington & Burling's prestigious collection of Congressional Hearings to HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents Collection. The initial release includes more than 3,000 hearings and 1 million pages of content covering hearings from the 71st Congress (1927) through the 103rd Congress (1994).
The initial screen allows browsing by Congress, chamber, and committee. The alphabetical list indexes by article. Thus, a hearing beginning with the word "A" as in "A proposal to modify the research tax credit, and H.R. 4138..." will be with other "A" material. It's the same with any title beginning with "The." Text search for the collection is available as well.
Let's hope this is another developing significant collection of congressional documents that helps bring the cost down on the other commercial alternatives. This stuff is theorectically in the public domain. Why isn't this collection or something like it on Google Books? [MG]