[APG Public List] Digital Serial Set now at NARA

Claire Bettag claire at clairebettag.com
Sat Oct 2 07:07:37 MDT 2010

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) had recently enriched its researcher resources with the acquisition of the digitized U.S. Serial Set. This fabulous genealogical resource is now online and fully text searchable at all NARA facilities nationwide. See the press release below, and the NARA Web site, for additional details. It is hard to overstate the value of this digital collection for genealogists, historians, academics, and other researchers. It is yet another reason to visit a NARA facility for on-site research. 

Please spread the word!

Best regards,

Claire Bettag
1685 34th Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
cell: 202-436-2121
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  

September 30, 2010

National Archives and Records Administration Makes Available U.S.
Serial Set Digital Collection

Washington, DC… The National Archives and Records Administration will
make available  the LexisNexis® U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection of US
Government publications to the public free of charge in all NARA
research rooms nationwide.  

The U.S. Serial Set is a collection of U.S. Government publications
compiled under directive of the Congress. It contains comprehensive and
often detailed information on an extremely wide range of subjects. Its
earliest documents date from 1789 and additions are made continually.

The LexisNexis® U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection provides
researchers—whether novice or advanced—fast, immediate access to
this broad collection of historical congressional information.  This
digital collection is powerfully indexed, easy to use, and lets
researchers search across multiple other collections for more
comprehensive results.  Researchers can access full-text, original
documents from the pages of the original U.S. Serial Set.  

This Serial Set is the latest addition to the list of online commercial
resources that NARA makes available free of charge to all researchers at
its research facilities nationwide.  Other free online resources at NARA
facilities include Ancestry.com, Footnote.com, JSTOR, ProQuest’s
Research Library, HeritageQuest, Archive Finder, Digital National
Security Archive, and digital New York Times and Washington Post, as
well as EBSCO’s America: History and Life and Gale’s Biography and
Genealogy Master Index and Declassified Documents Reference System. 
Together, these resources provide free and open access to digitized NARA
records as well as contextual information about NARA’s holdings.

For more information on these resources, see NARA’s Archives Library
Information Center at http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/.  For
information on NARA research centers nationwide see

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For press information contact the National Archives Public Affairs
staff at 202-357-5300.

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