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Federal Legislative History
Congressional Research Service Reports
If your topic touches on any issue involving any aspect of public policy, consider searching for a Congressional Research Service report. These are reports prepared for members of Congress by subject experts at the Library of Congress's Congressional Research Service. They are based on thorough research and contain useful citations to other reliable information.
Archived CRS reports
Before the new database above, CRS Reports did not become public until a member of Congress released the report. A number of libraries and non-profit organizations sought to collect as many of the released reports as possible. This link is one centralized utility that brings together these reports.
Congressional Research Reports - Federation of American Scientists
A freely-available collection of CRS reports dealing primarily with national security.