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Reports & Documents as Research Resources
Reports and documents from governments (local, state, federal, or international) and organizations such as NGOs and IGOs can offer unparalleled insight into policies. While these are not necessarily considered "scholarly" works in the strictest sense, they often provide details unavailable in other resources.
Reports & Documents
California Local Planning Documents
Database of local planning documents from all over the state, dating back as far as 1958.
Congressional Budget Office Reports
The CBO is a nonpartisan federal agency that provides economic information and revenue projections for Congress. CBO reports offer objective analysis to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by the federal budget.
Government Accountability Office Reports & Testimony
The GAO is a nonpartisan support agency for Congress, charged with examining matters relating to the receipt and disbursement of public funds. GAO reports provide insight into the effectiveness of federal laws and programs.
Full text of law reviews/legal periodicals plus primary sources from federal and state governments.
Index to Current Urban Documents
(Print only) Index to documents from local governments, civic organizations, and planning agencies from 500 cities in the United States and Canada. We have access to 1972-2006 volumes.
Indexes Congressional materials from 1789-present. Includes full text of bills and laws, Congressional hearings, testimony, committee prints, and House/Senate reports & documents. Also includes reports from the Congressional Research Service, which offer nonpartisan analysis of policy issues.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. (1817-1980)