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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.

Browsing the Serial Set

Select the U.S. Congressional Serial Set from the HeinOnline welcome page to access all content in the database. The default landing page of the Serial Set directs users to the full list of Congress numbers available within the collection. 

Located on separate tabs, users will also notice Congressional Documents and Congressional Reports from the 115th-118th Congresses which are available in HeinOnline but have not yet been assigned a Serial Set citation. The American State Papers, which encompass the 1st through 25th Congresses, are also available.

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After selecting a Congress number, users are directed to the complete list of volumes within the selected Congress. 

screenshot of volumes within a Congress in HeinOnline's Serial Set database

Selecting a volume number within a Congress redirects users to a complete list of titles within the volume.

title within a volume in HeinOnline's Congressional Serial Set