Comprehensive Index to the Publications of the United States Government. (1905) U.S. Congress, House of Representatives. House Document No. 754, 58th Congress, 2nd Session (Serial Set 4745-4746). New York: Johnson Reprint Corp., 1970.

Ames covers the years 1881-1893 and is a subject index to all government documents published during this period. The index has three columns: author or origin of the document in the left, date and description in the middle, and type of report and report number on the right. In order to find a specific report in the Serial Set after it is identified in Ames, the report number needs to be looked up in one of the chronological lists of documents: the 1909 Checklist, CIS U.S. Serial Set Index, or Document Catalogue (but note that the Document Catalogue does not include information prior to 1893).

Sample Entry:


EDUCATION Staci, A.J . Education and liberal arts, as shown in exposition at Paris, 1889, report on Reports of Paris Exposition, 1889, v. 2, p. 113-192 H.E. 51-1, v. 39 No. 410, pt. 2. Warren, C. Education, Bureau of, answers to inquires about work and history of 1883, 29 p. ...building for use of, res. of National Educational Association of U.S. favoring provision for.July 23, 88 S.M. 50-1, v. 2 No. 167, 3 p.

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