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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.

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

For information on how to access the U.S. Serial Set and various research strategies you can employ, refer to the overview for Serial Set.  For details on the document segments and document types that can be searched within the digital collection, refer to Advanced Search Form: Search Segments and Advanced Search Form: Document Types.