Answered By: Georgina Martorella Last Updated: Nov 15, 2016 Views: 87
The Serial Set is a compilation of U.S. federal government reports, documents, maps and other resources that dates back to the founding of our country. At Hofstra, we have full text access to serial set materials from 1790 to 1969 via the research database Congressional Publications. To access the database, Please go to the Library homepage at www.Hofstra.edu/Library > Databases by subject. You may be prompted for your username and password. You can access databases either by subject area or alphabetically by name of database. Once in the database (Congressional Publications), click on the ADVANCED link, from there you can select the Serial Set (when this box is selected you will only be searching for documents contained in the Serial Set). Uncheck the other boxes to only search Serial Set.
You can find out much more about the Serial Set by clicking on the HELP link in Congressional Publications. Click on the link for "Pub Types" and then "U.S. Serial Set" for more information.
More recent documents can also be located online via govinfo.gov. Choose the CATEGORY area > Congressional Committee Materials > Congressional Documents or Congressional Reports.
If you are not a member of the Hofstra Community, please contact Georgina Martorella, the Depository Coordinator for assistance with government information.