In response to requests from Congress, the Congressional Research Service issues publications that include background studies, pro/con arguments, policy/legislative analysis and legislative histories on subjects of interest to Congress.
There are several ways to get CRS reports. You can simply Google: "your topic" crs. For example, "head start" crs. You can also search the sites listed below.
For a listing of Think Tanks, see the Policy Analysis-Think Tanks tab on this guide.
Hint: some to consider-National Center for Children in Poverty, MDRC, Guttmacher Institute, Urban Institute, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, depending policy/program you choose. Others may be relevant as well.
For a list of databases to search for scholarly articles, see the journal articles box on The Social Problem-History and Policy Response tab on this guide.
Reference with Author:
Sacco, L. (2015, May 26). Violence Against Women Act: Overview, legislation, and federal funding (CRS Report No. R42499). Retrieved from https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42499.pdf
In-text with Author:
(Sacco, 2015) or
Sacco (2015) stated that...
Reference without Author:
Congressional Research Service. (2015, May 26). Violence Against Women Act: Overview, legislation, and federal funding (CRS Report No. R42499). Retrieved from: https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/R42499.html
In-text without Author:
(Congressional Research Service, 2015) or
Congressional Research Service (2015) stated that....
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