Major Studies and Issue Briefs of the Congressional Research Service
Location: Microfilm JK 1108 M349
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) was known as the Legislative Reference
Service from 1914 when it was established, until the Reorganization Act in 1970.
The CRS, a unit of the Library of Congress, is called the nation's think tank.
This collection contains studies written for the U.S. Congress and not published
by other government sources from 1916 to date. Providing information on the key
legal, political, environmental, economic, social and international issues
facing the U.S., this material has been used by Congress as background for
Congressional investigations and legislative proposals. Banking, trade, housing,
acid rain, narcotics, inflation, terrorism, stock market, labor issues,
agriculture, religion and state, and advertising are only a few of the topics
How to search the collection:
Each of these reports can be searched in
Truman's Library Catalog
by keyword, author, title and subject.
In addition, there is a cumulative index to the Major Studies and Issue
Briefs of the Congressional Research Service, 1916-1989. There are
also bibliographies and indexes for the supplements from 1989-. All of
these indexes provide a reference number for each microfilmed report.
The format is:
"1985/86" is the years spanned; "8" is the microfilm reel number; "0273" is
the microfilm frame number.
Pickler Memorial Library receives all of the Congressional Research Service
(CRS) reports on microfilm. There is no one comprehensive site on the Web
which includes all CRS reports, but the following sites collect some reports:
Research Reports hosted by University of North Texas Libraries
National Library for the Environment
Federation of American
Scientists - collect reports related to military and national security
Penny Hill Press - a commercial company
selling copies of CRS reports
Your Member of Congress - request reports from your
Major Studies & Issue Briefs of the Congressional Research Service,
1916-1989 Cumulative Index. (Reference JK 1108 M35 1989 v.1-2)
Major Studies & Issue Briefs of the Congressional Research Service:
Bibliography and Indexes to the ...Supplement.
(Reference JK 1108 M352)
Time Period: 20th Century
Subject keywords: U. S. History
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