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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:

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

Sample online citation

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