U.S. Congressional Serial Set
- A foundational resource for studying American history, society and politics
- The definitive digital edition of more than 370,000 original government publications
- Superior search results, unique browse capabilities and comprehensive bibliographic records
The single most important archive 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 that shaped the United States. Spanning nearly two centuries of American and world history, this monumental collection of the Reports, Documents and Journals of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives covers myriad subjects. Among them are the institution of slavery in Antebellum America, the expansion of the American West, the impeachment of presidents, the founding of the United Nations, public and private legislation, and much more.
Presenting every cameral publication from the 15th through 103rd Congress, the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994 from Readex 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 that span cultural, legislative, military, political, social and scientific history. The countless topics addressed include women’s suffrage and civil rights; environment, energy and natural resources; Native American life; race relations, international relations; wars, colonialism and exploration; and investigations of all kinds.
Superior research results only from Readex
Readex used the original printed paper publications to create high-resolution digital images of every publication, including more than 74,000 maps. To ensure the best search results, Readex created unequalled indexing of not only subject terms, executive agency names and bill numbers but also 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
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University, writes that, “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.” 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.”