Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

Search Archive-It CRS Reports

This is free searchable archive of CRS reports from numerous different sites.  They are available at this Archive-It site and are searchable from the box below. Currency varies.

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.

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CRS Reports from "Greta's Weekly Email"

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:

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.

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Older CRS Reports

The Library has older (mid-1970's to mid-1990's) CRS reports on microfiche and microfilm.  For help with these, contact Ask a Librarian.