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Congressional Publications: Reports and Documents

Finding historical and current congressional information at the UNT Libraries and on the Internet.

Congressional Reports and Documents
(American State Papers and U.S. Serial Set)

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as the Serial Set, contains the House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports, bound by session of Congress. It began publication with the 15th Congress, 1st Session (1817).

Documents before 1817 may be found in the American State Papers. In general, these includethe following types of documents:

  • Committee reports related to bills and other matters
  • Presidential communications to Congress
  • Treaty materials
  • Certain executive department publications
  • Certain non-governmental publications

Full Text Sources

American State Papers (1789–1838)

Online

American Memory Collection from the Library of Congress

ProQuest Congressional

Paper

Congressional Serial Set Volumes 1–38

Microcard

Congressional Serial Set Volumes 1–38

U.S. Serial Set (1817–current)
Congressional Reports and Documents

Online

ProQuest Congressional  (1789–current)

American Memory Collection from the Library of Congress
Selected documents and reports (1833–1917)

Paper

Available from Remote Storage (1789–current)

Microcard

Microcard copy in Government Documents Remote Storage
Call Number 01 to 6894

Microfiche

(Ask at Service Desk for assistance with microfiche.)

1981–current (Y1.1/[NO.]:[CONG.]-[NO.])

1970–2001 (CIS Microfiche)

1915–1980 (CIS U.S. Serial Set)

Finding Tools and Summaries

Online

ProQuest Congressional (1789–current)

Includes data from the following indexes:

United States Congressional Serial Set Catalog: Numerical Lists and Schedule of Volumes (1895–current)

CIS Index to U.S. Executive Branch Documents, 1789-1909:
Guide to Documents Listed in Checklist of U.S. Public Documents, 1789-1909,
Not Printed in the U.S. Serial Set

CIS/Annual (1970–2000) 

CIS Index (2001–2008) 

CIS U.S. Serial Set Index (1789-1969)

United States Congressional Serial Set Catalog:
Numerical Lists and Schedule of Volumes
(1987 to current) at FDsys 

Serial Set Inventory (UNT Libraries)

Paper

United States Congressional Serial Set Catalog:
Numerical Lists and Schedule of Volumes
(1895–1998)

CIS Index to U.S. Executive Branch Documents, 1789-1909:
Guide to Documents Listed in Checklist of U.S. Public Documents, 1789-1909
Not Printed in the U.S. Serial Set

CIS U.S. Serial Set Index (1789–1969)

CIS/Annual (1970–2008)

CIS Index (2001–2008) 

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