The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has produced some useful guides to using the Congressional Record
A Users Guide to the Congressional Record - http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/98-265_20030717.pdf
Congressional Record: Its Production, Distribution and Accessibility - http://www.senate.gov/legislative/Congressional_Records/PDF/Congressional_Record_Distribution.pdf
The Congressional Record itself can be found at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/crecord/index.html. It is worth looking at the Daily Digest first.