Good Resources for AGENDA SETTING. Overviews & background information, Look for articles written before the legislation was passed. Check the relevant year volumes of CQ library and Press sources to see who, what and why the legislation was introduced.
Center for Strategic & International Studies
An international policy institute, the CSIS focuses on a number of topics including defense and security, governance, technology and global trends.
This collection of public policy research is gathered from sources such as the American Bar Association, the Brookings Institution, the Ford Foudnation, the Institute for Policy Studies, and others.
The RAND institute provides research in a variety of areas such as arts, civil justice, education, national security, public safety, and other areas.
Easy way to find government info:
After you type in your keywords on Google, then type, site:.gov
Called the U.S. government's official web portal, this site allows usrs to search for information across all federal agencies, as well as at the local and state levels.
This site, formerly known as Thomas.gov, from the Library of Congress provides legislative information including bill tracking, presidential nominations, the text of committee reports, and other information.