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Illinois Legislative Research Guide: Public Policy on the Web

This research guide was developed for participants in the Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program.

Research Reports

American Association of Retired Persons  (AARP) Public Policy Institute 

Congressional Research Service (CRS) - the public policy research arm of the US Congress. It does not make its reports available to the public, but they do not prevent members of Congress from giving them out individually and some government agencies from posting reports on the web.  They are available through several sources:

National Governor's Association - includes an index to state documents on public policy and welfare issues with links to the on-line text.

PEW Research Center for the People and the Press  

Public Policy Institute of California 

Rand Corporation 

World Bank Policy Research Reports

Library Information