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U.S. Congressional Serial Set

The United States Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for unveiling American history. Spanning more than two centuries with more than 17,000 bound volumes, the Serial Set includes House and Senate reports, documents, and more.

About the U.S. Congressional Serial Set

The much-anticipated release of HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Serial Set launched in October 2018. This database is included at no additional charge for subscribers of HeinOnline Academic, HeinOnline Core+, and HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents.

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set

The United States Congressional Serial Set—commonly referred to as the Serial Set—is considered an essential publication for unveiling American history. Spanning more than two centuries with more than 17,000 bound volumes, the records in this series include House and Senate Documents, House and Senate Reports, and much more. The reports are usually from congressional committees dealing with proposed legislation and issues under investigation

The documents include all other papers printed by the House or Senate. Documents cover a wide variety of topics, including reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, executive branch materials were also published in the Serial Set.

The American State Papers

United States Congressional Documents between 1789 and 1817 are published under the American State Papers, which consists of 38 volumes. The two series overlap, as American State Papers covers through 1838. Full coverage of the American State Papers is available within HeinOnline's database.

The Serial Set in HeinOnline

100% of the Serial Set is now available in HeinOnline!

Since its initial release in October 2018, more than 9.2 million pages and more than 13,000 volumes have been added to the Serial Set in HeinOnline. 

 

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As of June 2023, the Serial Set in HeinOnline includes:

  • Complete indexing of the more than 17,000 volumes of the Serial Set
  • Complete coverage of the American State Papers
  • Complete coverage of 100% of the Serial Set in HeinOnline’s image-based PDF format
  • Complete coverage of Congressional reports and documents from the 115th-118th Congresses (2018-Present)