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Citing CRS Reports

Database Information

CRS reports provide excellent background information on areas of public policy. The reports are generated by researchers working within the Library of Congress and are created at the request of Members of Congress or their committees.

For each citation, include:

  • The issuing agency: U.S. Congressional Research Service
  • The title
  • Report number and date
  • Name of the personal author, if provided
  • Database name (Text from: Congressional Research Digital Collection)
  • Web service name (Available from: ProQuest® Congressional)
  • Date accessed by the user (Accessed: date)


Report number must include date of issuance because CRS reports are frequently issued in multiple iterations

For example:

"U.S. Congressional Research Service. Afghanistan: Current Issues and U.S. Policy (RL30588; Oct. 7, 2003), by Kenneth Katzman. Text in: ProQuest® Congressional Research Digital Collection; Accessed: December 10, 2005.

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