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Why a specific database?

Sometimes Google does not "reach into" a database, or sometimes you only want a specific type of information.  

Try directly searching any of these databases to find relevant government documents for your research. 

Strategies for Using GovDocs for OER

  1. General searches at
  2. Look for GAO, CRS or CBO reports.
  3. Try one of the 4 National Libraries
    1. National Library of Medicine (PUBMED)
    2. National Library of Education (ERIC)
    3. National Agriculture Library (PubAg)
    4. National Transportation Library 
    5. Library of Congress
  4. Narrow down to specific Agencies.
    1. ex. USDA  v. National Ag Library v. USDA Economic Research Service
    2.  Some agencies aren't .gov   ex.,

Finding CRS Reports

There are a variety of institutions, organizations and websites that are publishing CRS Reports.  Try the links listed below.

Texas Digital Archive

Homeland Security Digital Library

Congressional Budget Office

USGS National Geological Map Database

Government Accountability Office Reports

Federal Documents:

Library of Congress Digital Archive

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