Resource of the Month
Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features
a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting,
under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and
resources. You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on
this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a
workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at
If you are
interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month,"
U.S. Congressional Serial
Set (1817-1980) is a comprehensive compilation of all the reports,
journals, and documents of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
It includes materials from key pre-Civil War era Executive Department
publications that were published only or primarily in the U.S.
Congressional Serial Set. This collection begins with the first
session of the 15th Congress.
Also included in this
database is the American State Papers which is a retrospective
collection of materials originating from 1789 through 1838 but published
in the second quarter of the 19th century.
Learn More About the U.S. Congressional Serial
more information on how to use the U.S. Congressional Serial Set,
1817-1980 please contact Nan Myers,
Government Documents, Patents, and Trademarks Librarian, at 978-3155 or
How Do I
Access U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980?
There is a
link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources /
Electronic Databases. You have the option of looking for it under
the subject links or the alphabetic links (http://library.wichita.edu/colldev/electrondatabase.htm).
If you are accessing the U.S. Congressional Serial Set. 1817-1980 from off-campus you will be prompted to
enter your Shocker Card number and PIN number for authentication
I Use the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980?
Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980 is an invaluable resource for
researchers interested in American political history, social history,
cultural history, military history, ethnic history, international
relations, explorations, and genealogy.
the U.S. Congressional
Serial Set, 1817-1980
- digital images of all publications
- searching and browsing
- includes maps and color plates
- full bibliographic
metadata with every publication
assistance with the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980, contact Wichita State University Libraries'
Reference Desk (978-3584) or Nan Myers, Government Documents,
Patents, and Trademarks Librarian, (978-3155