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Congressional Guides

A Selective Bibliography


The Almanac of American Politics
. Washington, D.C.: Barone & Co., 1972- Biennial.
Location: Reference Collection JK/1012/A44 (Latest edition only)
http://www.nationaljournal.com/almanac/ (Licensed for UW-Madison)

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005: The Continental Congress, September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States.... Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 2005.
Location: Reference Collection JK/1010/A5/2005
http://www.purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS21383

Brown, William Holmes and Charles W Johnson. House Practice: A Guide to the Rules, Precedents and Procedures of the House. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 2003.
Location: U.S. Doc. Y1.2:P88/2/2003
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS31139


CQ's Politics in America 2010: The 111th Congress. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2009.
Location: Reference Collection JK/1010/P64/2008

Congress A to Z. 5th ed. David R. Tarr and Ann O'Connor, editors. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 2008.
Location: Reference Collection JK/1021/C554/2008

Congressional Quarterly's American Congressional Dictionary. 3rd ed. Washington, D.C.:
CQ Press, 2001.
Location: Reference Collection J/9/K73/2001

Davidson, Roger H. and Walter J. Oleszek. Congress and Its Members. 12th ed. Washington,
D.C.: CQ Press, 2010.
Location: Reference Collection JK/1061/D29/2006

Dove, Robert B. Enactment of a Law. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Senate, 1997.
Location: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/enactment/enactlawtoc.html

Goehlert, Robert and Fenton S. Martin. How to Research Congress. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1996.
Location: Reference Collection JK/1108/M37/1996

Gold, Martin. Senate Procedure and Practice. 2nd ed. Lanham, Md.: Rowan & Littlefield, 2008..
Location: KF/4982/G65/2008

Guide to Congress. 6th ed. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 2008.
Location: Reference Collection JK/1021/C56/2008/v.1-2

Hamilton, Lee H. How Congress Works and Why You Should Care. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004.
Location: JK/1021/H36/2004

How Congress Works. 4th ed. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 2008.
Location: JK/1021/H69/2008

Sullivan, John V. How Our Laws Are Made. Rev. and updated. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 2007. (H. Doc. 110-49)
Location: U.S. Doc. Y1.1/7: 110-49
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.html

Kravitz, Walter. Congressional Quarterly's American Congressional Dictionary. 3rd ed. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 2001.
Location: Reference Collection JK/9/K73/2001

Krutz, Glen S. Hitching a Ride: Omnibus Legislating in the U.S. Congress. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2001.
Location: KF/4945/K78/2001

Landmark Documents on the U.S. Congress. Raymond W. Smock, editor. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1999.
Location: Reference Collection JK/1041/L36/1999

Mantel, Matthew, “Researching House and Senate Rules and Procedures,” 24 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 67-106 (2005)

Nickels, Iona B. and Thomas P. Carr. Congressional Parliamentary Reference Sources: An Introductory Guide. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2004.
Location: Reference Collection KF/4937/N53/2004

Oleszek, Walter J. Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process. 7th ed. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2007.
Location: Reference Collection KF/4937/O44/2007
Riddick, Floyd Millard and Alan S. Frumin. Riddick's Senate Procedure: Precedents and Practices. Rev. ed. Washington D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 1992.
Location: U.S. Doc. Y 1.1/3: 101-28
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/riddick/index.html

Sinclair, Barbara. Unorthodox Lawmaking: New Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress. 3rd ed. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2007.
Location: KF/4945/S58/2007

Smith, Steven S. and Christopher J. Deering. Committees in Congress. 3rd ed. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 1997.
Location: JK/1029/S64/1997

Sullivan, John V. How Our Laws Are Made. Rev. and updated. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 2007. (H. Doc. 110-49)
Location: U.S. Doc. Y1.1/7: 110-49
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.html

United States. Congress. House of Representatives. Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., 2009. (H. Doc. 110-162)
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/hrm/

United States. Congress. Senate. Senate Manual Containing the Standing Rules Orders, Laws, and Resolutions Affecting the Business of the U.S. Senate. Prepared by Matthew McGowan. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 2008. (S. Doc. 110-1)
Location: U.S. Doc. Y1.1/3:110-1
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/smanual/index.html

Waxman, Henry A. The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works. Henry Waxman with Joshua Green. 1st ed. New York: Twelve, 2009.
Location: JK/1319/W39/2009

Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives, by the Office of History and Preservation, Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C., 2006.
Location: U.S. Doc. Y 1.1/2: SERIAL 14903
http://womenincongress.house.gov/



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