Tuesday, May 15, 2007

CRS reports found this week!

This week the online blog, Secrecy News, posted an item entitled "CRS Director Defends Access Restrictions." This blog posting discusses a defense on restricted access to CRS reports written by CRS director Daniel P. Mulhollan. But just because there is no central location for CRS reports online they can be requested directly from your Congressional representatives.

Why do you want access to these reports? Because they give a concise (usually 10-20 pages) look at topics of interest to Congress. They have wonderful bibliographies linking to the authoritative sources on the topic and are written by experts in the field.

Are you interested now? Here is a list of the reports OpenCRS and Secrecy News found online this week (for older reports look for the databases listed under the titles):
Interested in historical CRS reports? If you are here at the Boulder campus, check out the LexisNexis Congressional database, which has reports back to 1916.

Not on campus, but still want access to additional reports? The library has created a guide linking to various additional sources of CRS reports.

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