Research guides

Congressional Documents

Using HeinOnline

HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents Library contains close to 130,000 titles and includes the Congressional Record, Congressional Hearings, CRS Reports, Committee Prints, Congressional Reports, Congressional Documents, and more. Coverage for some materials may be selective, but material is added regularly.

HeinOnline is a membership database available to most Jenkins members.

US Federal Legislative History Library

HeinOnline's U.S. Federal History Library may include links to congressional materials in its compiled legislative histories. See the Federal Legislative History guide for more information.


When viewing documents online, HeinOnline displays the scanned image of each page. Users can view one page at a time on this database, and can navigate to different pages by using the arrow keys or drop-down page menu.

If you would like to download or print a full document for easier reading, look for a down arrow icon near the navigation buttons at the top of the page. Click the icon, then choose either "Print Current Section" or "Print Custom Page Range." There is a 200 page limit per document. When you have made a selection, click the "Print/Download" button. It will automatically download as a PDF document, which you may print or save.

Help & Support

HeinOnline Knowledge Base

Help & Support is available to any Internet user, but the HeinOnline database is available to most Jenkins' members. The HeinOnline Knowledge Base includes links to U.S. Congressional Documents and U.S. Federal Legislative History Library guides, videos, and frequently asked questions.