As described by the service itself the Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century. CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has 24/7 access to the nation's best thinking. CRS reports also provide valuable insight into how Congress makes decisions and are excellent sources for determining legislative intent. However, by long tradition and congressional rules, the CRS does not distribute its reports to the public. As a result, CRS reports are among the most elusive and coveted information products in Washington. The agency produces or updates more than 3,000 studies and other publications each year.

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Congressional Research Service Links
University of Oregon library search and catalog of Congressional Research reports.
Congressional Research Service Reports
An unofficial collection of CRS reports on national security, foreign policy and related topics related topics from the Federation of American Scientists.
CRS Reports at University of North Texas Libraries
Reports on a wide variety of topics. Included is a history of their collection, search function and listing of documents by subject.
Information Warfare Site: CRS Reports and Issue Briefs
Reports cover national security, U.S. foreign relations, and international politics years 2003 and 2004.
National Agricultural Law Center: Congressional Research Service Reports
Collection of reports about agriculture and food issues arranged by subject.
Penny Hill Press
Private supplier of all reports produced by the Congressional Research Service. Includes services offered, online subscription information and testimonials.
Public Access to Congressional Research Service Products
Internal memo from CRS on publication policy and why they should not be available to the public without review.
Search CRS Reports
Page with search boxes detailing how to search google for hidden CRS reports.
State Department: Congressional Research Service Reports
Reports from 1999 to the present on a wide variety of topics.
Thurgood Marshall Law Library CRS Reports
Reports listed by titles in alphabetical order on a wide variety of subjects.
CRS Reports Should Be Available to the Public
From Accuracy in Media by Paul Weyrich, Chairman and CEO of the Free Congress Foundation. (March 06, 2007)
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