U.S. Congressional Serial Set
- A required foundational resource for American history, society and politics
- The definitive digital edition of more than 370,000 valuable government publications
- Superior search results, unique browse capabilities and comprehensive bibliographic records
The single most important series of American government publications, the U.S. Congressional Serial Set is an incomparably rich source of primary and secondary material on the people, issues and events of the United States. Spanning nearly two centuries of American and world history, this monumental collection—the Reports, Documents and Journals of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives—covers myriad subjects ranging from slavery in Antebellum America and the expansion of the American West and the impeachment of presidents to the founding of the United Nations, public and private legislation, and more.
Presenting every cameral publication from the 15th through 103rd Congress, the Readex U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994, provides more than 370,000 individual publications originally bound in 14,000 volumes. This definitive digital edition contains a wealth of documents, illustrations, maps and charts on cultural, legislative, military, political, social and scientific history. Among the countless topics addressed are women’s suffrage and minority rights; environment, energy and natural resources; Native American life; race relations, international relations; wars, worldwide discovery and exploration; and investigations of all kinds.
Superior research results
Readex used the original printed paper publications to create high-resolution images of every publication, including more than 74,000 maps. To ensure the best search results, Readex has created unequalled indexing of subject terms, executive agency names and bill numbers as well as of personal, corporate, committee and geographic names. In addition, the Readex edition offers links from terms in bibliographic records for quick retrieval of related publications, a fully integrated subject thesaurus, cartographic indexing and Open URLs for every publication. Catalog records in MARC format are also available.
Wide acclaim from leading scholars and librarians alike
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University, writes, “The Readex digital U.S. Congressional Serial Set is a great boon…making instantly accessible a wealth of information and documentation previously very difficult to locate and access,” and Gerald L. Gill, Head of Reference and Government Documents, James Madison University, says it “provides essential primary sources in humanities, social sciences and even some science areas….the Serial Set is a virtual encyclopedia of America.”