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70 Years of Legislation, One Easy Resource: CQ Almanac Online Edition Now Available

May 31, 2016
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The Policy Tracker is one of several tools that CQ Almanac provides to make navigating massive amounts of content quick and easy.

Online access to CQ Almanac, the definitive annual reference for studying the United States Congress, is now available.

The online edition of the Almanac provides full-text access to nearly 70 years of reporting and analysis from CQ’s award-winning news staff, covering the people, elections, legislation, and controversies in Congress since 1945. Arranged thematically, the content can be searched or browsed by topic, decade, or table of contents.


  • Policy Tracker–follow a policy as it changes over the years
  • Your Profile–save documents and searches for future reference
  • CiteNow!– easily export citations in four different styles
  • Electronic tools for seamless browsing and searching across volumes
  • Charts, graphs, and tables to help you see the big picture

The Almanac is indispensable for scholars, students, and journalists with an interest in history, planning and public policy, political science, and social work—or for those who simply wish to learn more about the country’s legislative system.

Visit the index page to use or learn more about this resource.