Congressional Research Service Links
Congressional Research Service
The Congressional Research Service creates reports at the request of Congress to inform Senators and Representatives about policy topics under consideration.
Congressional Research Service reports are available through ProQuest Congressional (UO only).
- Go to ProQuest Congressional, choose Congressional Publications in the left column, and use the Advanced Search tab. Confirm CRS reports is checked, set your date range, and search by keyword. LexisNexis archives reports from 1916 (the establishment of CRS) through 2010.
- You may be able to find more recent reports through one of the web sites listed below.
Some CRS reports are also available in print. Search the UO Library Catalog for CRS Reports in our collection. Many older reports have not been cataloged. If you're searching for a print copy of a report prior to 1996, contact a Documents Librarian.
CRS views itself as a servant of the Congress, not of the public at large. Thus, it does not routinely make its Reports and other research products available directly to the public. If you are neither an affiliate of the University of Oregon nor using a UO library terminal, check these incomplete but free archives of CRS reports.
- Archive-It Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports search tool.
- Congressional Research Service Reports, Hosted by UNT Libraries provides access to many CRS reports issued since 1990.
- Open CRS Network - a project of the Center for Democracy & Technology to provide public access to as many CRS reports as possible.
- Search CRS reports on the web. This is a Google-powered search of CRS reports that are available online.
- Congressional Sources
The Committee on House Administration has decided that the best way to provide public access to CRS Reports is to make citizens go through their Congressman, and allow Members of Congress to selectively post reports of their choosing on their web sites, rather than provide a comprehensive database for public access.
- The House of Representatives Rules Committee: reports on the legislative process.
- CRS Reports by Subject
- Environmental topics reports, written by the CRS and posted by the Environmental Information Coalition
- Environmental topics CRS reports posted by the National Council on Science & the Environment
- CRS Reports on Homeland Security/Terrorism and Health Law & Policy at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland.
- Intelligence, national security, defense, and science issues posted by the Federation of American Scientists.
- Foreign Press Center, U.S. Dept. of State. A selective collection of CRS reports on international affairs dated from 03/99 through the present.
- IP Mall at Pierce Law Center. CRS Reports on Intellectual Property, Cyberlaw and Electronic Commerce.
- National Agricultural Law Center. Collection of CRS reports related to agriculture and food issues.