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Library Research Guides

U.S. Domestic Policy

Sources for researching a policy or policies, bills, laws or court cases for the U.S. and states

Books on How To Evaluate Policies

Congressional Research Service for US Federal Policies

The CRS works exclusively and directly for Members of Congress, their Committees and staff on a confidential, nonpartisan basis.  Their reports are written at the request of members and provide good summaries of policy or background information on a matter of interest to Congress.

IGO Research Evaluating Policies

Government Accountability Office for Evaluations of Federal Spending

The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.

Finding Scholarly Articles on Public Policy