Although the Library of Congress does not make Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports public and the Federal Depository Library Program does not distribute them to libraries, users of the Brooklyn Law School Library can access many of the latest CRS reports by searching the SARA catalog. Use the keywords “Congressional Research Service” and display the Publication/Copyright Date as Newest to oldest. See the search results in this link. Another way for researchers to find the latest CRS Reports is to set up an alert for “CRS report” OR “Congressional Research Service” to find research about current of issues or subjects. Go to http://www.google.com/alerts to set up alerts, or search Google news and scroll to the bottom of the page to create an alert for your search.
Some recent CRS reports in the news are:
• The Domestic Terrorist Threat: Background and Issues for Congress. CRS Report R41780. Posted on the FAS Secrecy News site.
• Canadian Oil Sands: Life-Cycle Assessments of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. CRS Report R42537. Posted on the FAS Secrecy News site.
• Rare Earth Elements: The Global Supply Chain. The CRS Report R41347 says that China currently produces 97 percent of the world’s rare earth oxides. Posted on the FAS Secrecy News site.
• The U.S. Income Distribution and Mobility: Trends and International Comparisons. The CRS Report R42400 notes that “although the rank of the United States differs somewhat from one study to the next, as discussed below, the United States typically is found to be among the least mobile of the advanced economies.” Posted on the FAS Secrecy News site.