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Congressional Research Service Reports Now Available Online

The Library of Congress announced today that for the first time, they are providing Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports to the public. The reports are available online at crsreports.congress.gov.

In their own words, and according to their new blog:

“Created by experts in CRS, the reports present a legislative perspective on topics such as agriculture policy, counterterrorism operations, banking regulation, veteran’s issues and much more. Founded over a century ago, CRS provides authoritative and confidential research and analysis for Congress’ deliberative use. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 directs the Library to also make CRS reports publicly available online. We worked closely with Congress to make sure that we had a mutual understanding of the law’s requirements and Congress’ expectations in our approach to this project. The result is a new public website for CRS reports based on the same search functionality that Congress uses – designed to be as user friendly as possible – that allows reports to be found by common keywords.”

Cataloging information is as follows:

  • CGP System Number: 1080373
  • SuDoc Number: LC 14.23/2:
  • Item Number: 0807-A-08
  • PURL

GPO’s Library Technical Services staff will now catalog individual titles and create name authority records for the authors of the reports. The bibliographic records created will appear in CGP and will also be in the monthly New Electronic Titles list.

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