U.S. Serial Set
Related Topics:
U.S. Serial Set: Types of Publications
U.S Serial Set: Organization
U.S. Serial Set: Printing and Distribution

Overview

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Additional Information and Research Strategies

Overview

The U.S. Serial Set is a collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under directive of the Congress. It contains comprehensive and often detailed information on an extremely wide range of subjects. There has rarely been a published series of its depth and breadth of coverage, and none in this country as long-lived. Its earliest documents date from 1789 and additions are made continually.

Currently, the Serial Set includes House and Senate documents and reports, Senate executive reports, and Senate treaty documents. For a complete description of Serial Set content, see U.S. Serial Set: Types of Publications.

The U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection includes indexing, bibliographic information, and searchable PDFs for all Serial Set publications from 1789-1969.

To Access U.S. Serial Set

Use these search forms:

Use these search criteria:

  • Keyword

  • Title

  • Subject

  • Geographical index term

  • Bill number

  • Congressional number

  • LexisNexis accession number

  • Additional search criteria available for users with access to the optional U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection

Highlights of what's covered:

  • Basic subscription includes abstracts and indexing for all Serial Set publications from 1970 forward

  • Congressional Indexes historical module includes indexing for all Serial Set publications from 1789-1969

  • U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection includes full text and metadata, 1789-1969

Additional Information and Research Strategies

LexisNexis® Congressional provides access to the Serial Set through the Basic, Advanced, and Search by Number forms.

The LexisNexis Congressional basic subscription includes abstracting and indexing, with links to most full text from 1995 forward, for House and Senate documents from 1970-present and abstracts and indexing, with links to most full text from 1991-forward. Access is provided through the House & Senate Documents and the House & Senate Reports publication types on the Advanced Search form.

LexisNexis Congressional also makes available annotated indexing for Serial Set publications issued from 1789-1969 through the optional congressional indexes historical module. Access is provided on the Advanced Search form through the House & Senate Documents and the House & Senate Reports publication types, as well as through the Serial Set option. Serial Set materials that are not classified as reports or documents are accessible only through the Serial Set option.

LexisNexis Congressional also makes available annotated indexing and searchable PDFs for Serial Set publications issued from 1789-1969 through the U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection optional module. Access is provided on the Advanced Search form through the House & Senate Documents and the House & Senate Reports publication types, as well as through the Serial Set option. Serial Set materials that are not classified as reports or documents are accessible only through the Serial Set option. Only subscribers with entitlement to the U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection will be able to access enhanced Serial Set search options.