ProQuest® U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection
Considered one of the most important sources for the study of American history, politics and society, the U.S. Serial Set gives you the thinking behind the events to add context and insight to your research studies.
This collection of government publications captures key aspects of American life from the early 19th century onward - from agriculture, to westward expansion, scientific exploration, politics, international relations, business and manufacturing. Few, if any, research collections compare to the Serial Set in time span, subject variety, source authority and diversity or relevance to the modern studies of yesterday's activities and attitudes.
The ProQuest collection begins in 1789 with the American State Papers and details Congressional business through 1969. It includes reports and documents either produced or ordered by Congress, as well as presidential communications and treaty materials. Of particular importance to those who study law, the Serial Set contains Congressional legislative reports that provide unrivaled insight into the legislative intent of laws enacted before 1969.
Get "An Insider's View of the ProQuest® U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection." This whitepaper, authored by Andrea Sevetson, former documents librarian at University of California, Berkeley and 1996-97 GODORT Chair, provides a highly readable overview of how the Serial Set was developed, who are the most likely users, and what types of functionality you should consider when purchasing a U.S. Serial Set digital collection for your institution.