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Congressional Research: Serial Set

A guide to locating print and online materials from the United States Congress.

House and Senate Documents

For the 1st - 14th Congress, consult the online American State Papers [Rutgers Restricted] or the paper edition shelved in stack 35. From the 15th to the 96th Congress, use the U.S. Congressional Serial Set [Rutgers Restricted] digital collection; a microprint version is also available at the Annex. If a serial number is not known, see tables in the Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789 - 1909 (ALEXANDER DOCUSR GP 3.14) or other reference tools to obtain one.

63rd Congress (House) - current     Paper, ALEXANDER DOCLUS Stack 31-32

61st Congress (Senate) - current     Paper, ALEXANDER DOCLUS Stack 33

Exceptions:

96th Congress (House & Senate) are in largely in paper, but some documents are in microfiche at ALEXANDER DOCUSM  X 96-Sess.#:H.DOC.# and X 96:Sess.#:S.DOC.#.

97th - 98th:1st Congress (House & Senate) are in paper, but some documents are in microfiche at ALEXANDER DOCUSM  Y 1.1/7: (House) and Y 1.1/3: (Senate).

While the slip versions of most current House and Senate Documents are available in paper, GPO was unable to supply selected ones and substituted microfiche in the exceptions noted above. Also, several titles of reference value are shelved in the DOCUSR Y 1: section in range 102. House and Senate Documents beginning with the 104th Congress also appear on FDsys. Documents from 1774-1875 may also appear online in A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation 1774-1875.

House & Senate Reports

For the 1st - 14th Congress, consult the online American State Papers [Rutgers Restricted] or the paper edition shelved in stack 35. From the 15th to the 96th Congress, use the U.S. Congressional Serial Set [Rutgers Restricted] digital collection; a microprint version is also available at the Annex. If a serial number is not known, see tables in the Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789 - 1909 (ALEXANDER DOCUSR GP 3.14) or other reference tools to obtain one.

60th Congress (House) - current    Paper, ALEXANDER DOCLUS Stack 32-33

63rd Congress (Senate) - current    Paper, ALEXANDER DOCLUS Stack 33.5-34

Exceptions:

96th Congress (House & Senate) are in largely in paper, but some reports are in microfiche at ALEXANDER DOCUSM  X 96-Sess.#:H.RP.# and X 96:Sess.#:S.RP.#.

97th - 98th:1st Congress (House & Senate) are in paper, but some documents are in microfiche at ALEXANDER DOCUSM  Y 1.1/8: (House) and Y 1.1/5: (Senate).

While the slip versions of most current House and Senate Documents are available in paper, GPO was unable to supply selected ones and substituted microfiche in the exceptions noted above. Also, several titles of reference value are shelved in the DOCUSR Y 1: section in range 102. House and Senate Documents beginning with the 104th Congress also appear on FDsys. Documents from 1774-1875 may also appear online in A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation 1774-1875.

Senate Executive Documents and Reports

15th - 91st Congress     Microfiche Cabinet 12
For a guide to the microfiche collection of Senate Documents and Reports (not printed in the Serial Set) see CIS Index to US Senate Executive Documents and Reports … Not Printed in The U.S. Serial Set, 1817-1969 located in ALEXANDER DOCREF KF40.C57 1987.

87th Congress, 2nd Sess. - current    Paper, ALEXANDER DOCLUS Stack 33-33.5

104th - current     Available on FDsys

Senate Treaty Documents

97th - current     Paper, ALEXANDER DOCLUS Stack 33-33.5

104th - current     Available on FDsys