What the !#%$ is the United States Congressional Serial Set?
To celebrate President’s Day, this week’s What the !#%$ Wednesday highlights the United States Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as the Serial Set, a collection that spans more than two centuries with more than 17,000 bound volumes of congressional reports, documents, and journals.
This set is great for historical and current legislative research. Some of the items included are:
- House and Senate Documents
- House and Senate Reports
- Some Executive Documents
There are a few ways to access the Serial Set, including via HeinOnline and Readex. For help navigating the collection in HeinOnline, they created a LibGuide with search tips and tricks. They have also curated a lot of other resources on the topic.
You can also reach out to your friendly reference librarians for help, too! They are available for appointments (or questions) in person or via phone (651-290-6424), chat, Zoom, or email.
How do I access the United States Congressional Serial Set?
- Go to the Library website
- Click on Databases A-Z under the Legal Research Resources section
- Scroll down to U.S. Congressional Serial Set (HeinOnline) or United States Congressional Serial Set