Historic Documents Online Edition
Published since 1972, each annual edition in the Historic Documents Series includes approximately 100 documents covering the most significant events of the year. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.
In the Historic Documents Series: Online Edition you can find the entire collection of the acclaimed Historic Documents collection. The online edition is clearly organized and easy to use. The series provides rich depth of content and an ever-expanding area of coverage. Historic Documents Series: Online Edition also provides you with many of the same features you would find in other CQ Electronic Library products, such as Citenow!, Email this Document, and Print this Document. Like other CQ Electronic Library products, the CQ Online Editions: Historic Documents Series includes the Your Profile function where you can permanently save your favorite documents.
Searching the Historic Documents Series
Historic Documents Series: Online Edition conveniently allows you to search for documents in multiple ways.
- Key Word: Historic Documents Series: Online Edition also offers key word searches that allow you to quickly search the running text of every article in the series. Your results can be sorted by the number of hits, date, or alphabetically by title. The advance search allows you to more specifically define the parameters of your key word search.
- Browse by Title: By using the Browse by Title function, you can search through the Historic Documents Series: Online Edition as you would the print books. After selecting a title, the title browse organizes the documents by the month of their release as the print books’ table of contents does.
- Browse by Topic: You may also find the Browse by Topic function helpful. Each document is organized in topical categories, which allow you to browse the Historic Documents Series’ wide range of articles by the subjects that interest you. Selecting the See All Topics link will reveal the entire list of topics and subtopics in which the articles are sorted.
- Cumulative Index:Historic Documents Series: Online Edition also provides a cumulative index to help you navigate the entire series. From the cumulative index you can link from the page number listed to the exact section of the document you are looking for. Using the cumulative index you may find references not only to the particular document you seek but also to other entries on the same subject or related subjects.
Each article in Historic Documents Series: Online Edition begins with an introduction that is presented in a shaded box. This introduction provides the historical and intellectual context for the selected document(s). Following the introduction you will find information regarding the source of the selected document(s).
The text that follows the shaded box is the official document. The spelling, capitalization, and punctuation of the original or official copy have been retained. Where the full text is not given, omissions of material are indicated by ellipses. Insertions with in the documents by the editors to clarify information are enclosed within brackets. Page numbers are listed in the running text to signify where each page of the print edition begins. These page numbers allow you to link from the cumulative index to the exact section of the document for which you are looking.