Full Congressional Record in searchable format offered on law school's website
Although the U.S. Congressional Record has been in a digital format for some time, a version that can easily be searched is now available on an online platform—offered by the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School.
Records available date back to 1873, according to a news release. Besides the Congressional Record Corpus, the platform includes bodies of work for early modern English, opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Code.
“The Congressional Record Corpus will allow researchers important insights into legislative registers helping to advance understanding of how language was used by the lawmaking body in the United States at the time a law was passed. Potential applications include legal interpretation and triangulation with data from other corpora,” said Thomas Lee, a retired Utah Supreme Court justice and a visiting law professor at the Brigham Young University, in the news release.