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Secrets of the Serial Set

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Secrets of the Serial Set:

The Rise and Fall of Alcatraz"

This month, the GTL debuts a new feature, courtesy of the HeinOnline databases.

"Secrets of the Serial Set" is an exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set. Join us each month to explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves. Grab a seat and prepare to be blown away by what the Serial Set has to offer."

"This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by examining the history of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, one of America’s most notorious federal prisons."

You can view "Alcatraz" at this link:

The blog post contains links to primary documents from the Serial Set.  To view these materials, click on any link.

  • In the new page that opens, look for "Off-Campus/Remote Access".
  • Type "Elmira College" in the box, then click the "Login" button.
  • On the next page, enter your Elmira College e-mail and password, then click "Submit". 

If you encounter problems at any point, please contact the library at -- and let us know what you think of the "Secrets of the Serial Set"!

COVID-19 Resources

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Many publishers and content providers are offering free temporary access to electronic content during the pandemic crisis, to help support classes that are being taught online. Most of these materials are not accessible through Library Search -- you must access them directly through the GTL Databases page or specific links. Visit frequently for updates.

Image info:“Coronavirus.” [Coronavirus (COVID-19) - CG Illustration]  Yuri Samoilov, March 20, 2020, Flickr CC BY 2.0. 


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