Search Google for CRS Reports
If you know the report number or title you may be able to find the full text of the report using Google. Or if you want to search to see if CRS has written a report on a topic of interest, search for "CRS report" or "Congressional Research Service" and your topic keywords.
New Reports from Full Text Reports
FullTextReports provides free accesss to the full text of reports from numerous organizations, including Congressional Research Service.
What is the Congressional Research Service (CRS)?
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a division of the Library of Congress. They produce analytical, non-partisan reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. While they do not maintain a public website for dissemination of these reports, there are a number of free and subscription sites where you can find CRS reports. You can also request copies from your Congressional Representative.
Many CRS reports are frequently updated, so try to find the most recent version using the resources in this guide. The CRS logo and a header from a typical CRS report are below.
Free Sources for Finding CRS Reports
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) produces analytical reports on topics of interest to Congress. Unfortunately, they do not maintain a public website with these reports. Below are some free web sites that collect CRS reports:
The Library's Subscription Sources for Finding CRS Reports
The library subscribes to a couple of licensed resources that include selected CRS reports. As with all of our licensed resources, you must either come in through the Cisco VPN, or have your library account information handy to log into our Proxy Server when you are prompted to do so.
Other Sources for CRS Reports
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