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COM 210: Communication and Critical Thinking: Policy Research - National / Federal

This guide is designed to provide resources that are useful for completing the policy assignment.

Sharon Van Der Laan

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Sharon Van Der Laan
Milner Library 526
309 438-7461

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Chad Kahl
Office: Milner 311d
(309) 438-3454
Subjects:Law, Legal Studies

National / Federal level resources

Governmental Resources

Government Accountability Office (GAO) - "(GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress....We provide Congress with timely information that is objective, fact-based, nonpartisan, nonideological, fair, and balanced."

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) - "(CBO) has produced independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process. The agency is strictly nonpartisan and conducts objective, impartial analysis, which is evident in each of the dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates that its economists and policy analysts produce each year."

Congressional Research Service (CRS) - "CRS is well-known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has 24/7 access to the nation’s best thinking."

Non-Governmental Resources

Current Issues, Hot Topics & Controversies - guide to library resources that are unavailable through the Free Web

IssueLab - "[P]rovide[s] free access to thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs addressing some of the world's most pressing social problems."