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The U.S. Serial Set is the official compilation of congressional reports and documents. At one time nearly all government publications were issued as congressional documents in the Serial Set and bear a congressional number reflecting the Congress and a unique number for the document itself (e.g., 42nd Congress, H. Doc. 242). Within the Serial Set there are documents, reports, hearings, executive documents, congressional journals, and prints. The bound volumes have been numbered consecutively since 1817.

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Sample online citations

U.S. House. Select Committee on Small Business. Organization and Operation of the Small Business Administration: A Report … Pursuant to H. Res. 46. (H. Rpt. 87-2564; Serial Set 12440). Text in: LexisNexis® Serial Set Digital Collection; Accessed: December 10, 2005.

U.S. Department of State. Statistical View of the Population of the United States from 1790-1830 Inclusive. (S. Doc.23-505; Serial Set 252). Text in: LexisNexis® Serial Set Digital Collection; Accessed: December 10, 2005.

U.S. House. Committee on Military Affairs. Testimony Taken by the Committee on Military Affairs in Relation to the Texas Border Troubles. (H. Misc. Doc. 45-64; Serial Set 1820). Text in: LexisNexis® Serial Set Digital Collection; Accessed: December 10, 2005.

U.S. Congress. Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 55th Congress, 3rd Session. December 1898. (Serial Set 3742). Text in: LexisNexis® Serial Set Digital Collection; Accessed: December 10, 2005.

Note:  For additional help citing U.S. Serial Set online, see How To Cite: Committee Reports - Online and How to Cite: Congressional Documents - Online.