November 2018 Newsletter – Serial Set


Table of Contents

  • Updated databases: 51
  • New titles: 1,892
  • New pages added last month: 4,421,772
  • Total pages in HeinOnline: 164,949,744

Content Recently Added This Month to the Serial Set

Full coverage of the Serial Set is currently available in HeinOnline from 1978-2018. Each month we will continue to close the gap in coverage by adding current and historic material simultaneously. With this content release, material has recently been added to the 91st-93rd Congress, the 36th-38th Congress, and the 41st-43rd Congress.

Number of Volumes and Pages Added:

  • More than 400 volumes have been added
  • More than 350,000 pages have been added

Content Currently Available in the Serial Set

The Serial Set in HeinOnline currently includes:

  • Complete indexing of the more than 17,000 volumes of the Serial Set
  • Full 40-year (1978-2018) content archive in HeinOnline’s image-based PDF format
  • Complete coverage of the American State Papers
  • 86% of the Serial Set is available in HeinOnline or via HathiTrust Digital Library
  • 30% of volumes are available in HeinOnline’s image-based PDF format

Moving forward, we will add newly released material, as well as fill in any missing volumes between 1977 and 1817.

About the U.S. Congressional Serial Set

The United States Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as the Serial Set, is considered an essential publication for unveiling American history. Spanning more than two centuries with more than 17,000 bound volumes, the records in this series include House and Senate Documents, House and Senate Reports, and more. The reports are usually from congressional committees dealing with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. The documents include all other papers ordered printed by the House or Senate. Documents cover a wide variety of topics, including reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, executive-branch materials were also published in the Serial Set.


Help Us Complete the Project

If your library holds all or part of the Serial Set, and you are willing to assist us in completing this project, please contact Shannon Hein at or 716-882-2600.

HeinOnline would like to give a special thanks to Wayne State University and University of Utah for their generous contributions which resulted in the initial release of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set. We will continue to need help from the library community to complete this project.

Available and Missing Volumes

Download an Excel file of available and missing volumes of the Serial Set.