Saturday, February 12, 2005

Research Tip - Congressional Research Service Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is the non-partisan public policy research arm of the United States Congress. It produces in-depth reports and other documents at the request of and for the use of members of Congress. Because of their high quality, CRS reports are excellent resources for legislative history or public policy research.

The CRS does not make its reports available directly to the public, but members of Congress can share them with the public. Since the mid-1990s, libraries and interested organizations have made concerted efforts to obtain and make CRS reports available on the web. For more details on CRS, the documents it produces and how to obtain them, see the SIU Law Library's web page on the Congressional Research Service Reports.

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