UNITED STATES CONGRESS TRACING
(Approved for use Janaury 12, 2000)

United States Congress special tracings are made for federal government documents printed and published before 1818 and cataloged as a monograph. The tracing is made in order to organize government documents from the Continental Congresses and the first fifteen Congresses in chronological order. Tracings are not made for publications issued after the fifteenth Congress since other reference tools are available.

Format

Input as a subject heading for United States. Congress, with the second indicator "4".  Add a ‡y at the end followed by the year, month and day as it appears on the work.

693 1 4 ‡a United States. ‡b Congress ‡y [yyyy mm dd].
693 1 4 ‡a United States. ‡b Congress ‡y 1805 03 01.
Examples

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands.
    Report of the Committee on Public Lands, on certain resolutions of the legislature of the Illinois Territory, relative to the salt springs : March 2nd, 1813 : ordered to lie on the table. Washington City: Printed by Roger C. Weightman, 1813.

Tracing:

693 1 4 ‡a United States. ‡b Congress ‡y 1813 03 02.

United States. Congress. House. Committee of Revisal and Unfinished Business.
    Report of the Committee of Revisal and Unfinished Business. December 14th, 1801 ... [United States : s.n., 1801].

Tracing:

693 1 4 ‡a United States. ‡b Congress ‡y 1801 12 14.

Exceptions

The curator will indicate if a tracing for a later date is desired.