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Urban Planning

Librarian for Public Policy & Urban Planning

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Michelle Brasseur
Young Research Library, Level A

Report Databases

Regional & Special Topic Reports

Federal Government Reports and Research

This is a selection of usual government research and report resources. For a more complete listing, visit the Government Information Research Guide.

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports: CRS is a non-partisan public policy research arm of the United States Congress. CRS provides reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics relevant to current political events.

GAO Reports

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. While the focus of the reports are on fiscal analysis, they do provide excellent background information on policies that can be helpful to your overall policy analysis. Background information includes a review of literature, related laws, regulations, etc. GAO Website

  • Use the advanced search to find reports by keyword or topic, e.g. ethanol or iran.