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HOUSE AND SENATE REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS
Unless otherwise specified, call numbers refer to items which can be requested and retrieved from the B. Altman Delivery Desk on the Lower Level of the Science, Industry and Business Library. (Where *R-SIBL precedes Library of Congress call numbers, these items are on the Open Reference Shelves on the Lower Level or at the McGraw Desk). To verify the current location, and availability status, of a particular title, click on the Call Number for that title to view its entry in the CATNYP Catalog.
The New York Public Library, as a federal depository library, receives United States Reports and Documents in a variety of formats. For materials that are not available in electronic format, please consult the indexes before trying to locate the text.
United States Congressional Serial Set
The United States Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as the Serial Set, contains the House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports bound by session of Congress. It began publication with the 15th Congress, 1st Session (1817). Documents before 1817 may be found in the American State Papers. In general, it includes: committee reports related to bills and other matters, presidential communications to Congress, treaty materials, certain executive department publications, and certain non-governmental publications. (GPO Access Website)
Electronic Availability of House and Senate Reports and Documents (United States Congressional Serial Set)
Readex United States Congressional Serial Set 1817-1980: PDF versions of the full-text original volumes of the United States Congressional Serial Set for the years 1817-1980 (INCOMPLETE - see a reference librarian for details) are available through this database, which can be accessed at most public computers in SIBL and at select computers in the other Research Libraries. Speak to a reference librarian for instruction and assistance with this database.
CATNYP - the Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library: The Research Library catalog, CATNYP, includes bibliographic information for and links to official PDF full-text versions of a substantial number of Congressional documents, including Reports and Documents, starting with those published in the early 2000s. In addition CATNYP contains bibliographic information for many of the Reports and Documents published in the 1990s.
Updated KJ 10/08