It’s time to start researching and writing seminar papers and the library’s Policy Research Guide highlights excellent starting points for identifying “hot topics”, as well as conducting background research. Recently updated, the guide links researchers to databases beyond Lexis and Westlaw featuring access to:
· public opinion poll data
· Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports
· Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports
· public policy think tank reports
These reports highlight the latest thinking and often provide in-depth analysis on topics all across the legal spectrum ranging from affordable housing to air pollution to terrorism to implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Please feel free to consult a reference librarian for more information on using any of the resources identified in the Policy Research Guide!