ERIC Number: ED190093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-8
Reference Count: 0
The Congressional Research Service of the United States Congress.
Goodrum, Charles E.
The Congressional Research Service, founded in 1914, is staffed by 542 research specialists who provide information services solely to the legislative function of the United States Government. The Congressional Reference Division and seven subject divisions--American Law Division, Economic Division, Education and Public Welfare Division, Environmental and Natural Resources Policy Division, Foreign Affairs Defense Division, Government Division, and the Science Policy Research Division--are available for inquiry. Additionally, the Language Services Section is available for foreign language translations, and a library services division maintains a retrospective filing system of previous research to aid subject specialists and minimize the time length of searches. CRS services are available to any member of Congress or staff assistant seeking information and currently support 2,000 inquiries per day. The report details the operations of these services and discusses some of the difficulties and limitations faced by CRS. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
Note: This item was updated by Jane A. Lindley.