"The census gives us an opportunity to be part of the democratic process. Census numbers ensure that our representative districts—for the U.S. Congress and for state legislatures, and in our city and town governments — reflect our numbers..."
Congressional districts represent the geographic bounderies used to elect the Congress and are established by the states based on the result of the Census. (For example to the left is a map illustrating Georgia's 13 districts.)
Over the years the formats of the resouces used to research U.S. Congressional Districts has changed - from books, to CDs, to web based.
Research Tip: The list of resources below is NOT exhaustive. The list is intended to (1) direct the researcher to the early data resources. (2) Instruct the researcher on the variety of formats there are for congressional district resources AND (3) point out how the title of the data resources has changed over the years. To locate more of the Library's congressional district data resources use the Library's Online Catalog GIL-Find and enter keywords such as: congressional districts; number of congress (e.g. Congressional Districts AND 103).
Books available in the GSU library:
Government Websites and Library Databases also provide access to congressional district data.