ProQuest® U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection
Why Serial Set?
Considered one of the most important sources for the study of American history, politics, and society, the U.S. Congressional 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. From botany to women's studies; the inauguration of George Washington to the first lunar landing and every major event that shaped history in-between, the documentation available exclusively through this collection has applications as diverse as the materials themselves. Used by academic researchers and faculty, legal professionals, and other writers, this incredibly rich data source is unlike anything else available.