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United States Serial Set

Overview of the U.S. Serial Set and search tips

Focusing by Date

The Restrict By section will allow focusing the search on an individual Congress or a range of dates withing the entire 220+ years covered in the database.

  • Restricting by Date will allow seaching by a specific date or time period as offered in the drop down menu.
    • The date ranges can be focused to a single date or a wide range of years.
    • Some date ranges are provided and other options allow the search to be focused based on the researcher's needs.
  • Restricting by Congress will allow searching by one specfic Congress. 
    • If the search needs to cover more than a single Congress (which covers a two year period) it will be necessary to use the Date restrction option and select a range of years.