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Federal Government Resources: Agencies for Congress

Help locating what Tutt Library houses along with selected internet resources.

CRS Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) researches public policy for the US Congress. It issues about 3,000 briefs, reports, short issue papers and longer position papers per year on topics under study by Congress; these papers are brief - under 50 pages. It is renowned for its non-partisanship and in-depth analysis.

  Note: CRS Reports do not become public until a member of Congress releases the report.

General Search Site

    Note: Sites have some but not all available reports, so check all to be complete.

Open CRS - report pages link to all available versions; include the wikileaks reports

CRS Reports - hosted by UNT Libraries collections all they find online back to 1990

CRS Reports - to search CRS reports available on the web -- This search looks into every* CRS report on the Web and only into CRS reports.

Congressional Research Service Reports - unofficial collection of CRS reports on national security-related topics.

Specific CRS Reports

European Focus - from the US Italian Embassy site

Legislation and Budgetary - compiled by the House Rules Committee

Information Warfare Military and National Security Documents Index - compiled by the Federation of American Scientists

Environmental Focus - the National Council for Science and the Environment

CRS Reports - focused on the GWOT and homeland security {Thurgood Marshall Law Library}


U.S. Government Accounting Office

is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," Tabs link to key isses and reports pages.


Congressional committees are legislative sub-organization that handle specific duties. There are House and Senate committees along with special and joint committees and commissions and caucuses.

Committees of the U.S. Congress

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