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Federal Resources: Legislative Branch

Congress.gov

CQ Press Political Reference Suite

CQ's Politics in America

Federal Election Results

See Elections tab on the Government home for more information sources related to U.S. elections.

Congressional Data Sources

Ratings of Politicans by Interest Groups

 Politican ratings  - Project Vote Smart reports on performance evaluations from all special interest groups who provide them, regardless of issue or bias.

ProQuest Congressional

Legislative Branch of Government

CRS Report RL33895

CRS Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), a division of the Library of Congress, produces analytical, non-partisan reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. In 2018, Congress passed a law directing the creation of a public access site to the reports, ending the legal requirement prohibiting CRS from providing its products to the public. 

Prior to the creation of the above CRS site from LoC, there were a few archival options for locating some of the CRS reports, such as:

  • Archive-It Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports – Search across a wide number of CRS sites with this collection from Stanford University, Social Sciences Resource Group.
  • UNT CRS Archive - Search or browse by country, decade, or topic the University of North Texas Digital Library archive of CRS reports.

  • Selected CRS Reports -  Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C. provides some 36 alphabetically arranged CRS reports and links to most other CRS Reports on the Internet. (Be sure to scroll down this page!)

Some topical collections:

Cite a CRS Report in APA

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of report in sentence case and italics (CRS Report No. xxxxxxx). Retrieved from Congressional Research Service website: URL

Example: 

Erwin, M. C. (2011). Intelligence issues for Congress (CRS Report No. RL33539). Retrieved from Congressional Research Service website: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/RL33539.pdf