Skip to Main Content
Baker University logo

QS 411

Resources for discovering Policy Information

Background Research

In addition to browsing Google News and news organization websites, the following resources will be useful to you in choosing a topic and finding background information:

Finding Policy Ideas

When trying to develop a policy for the topic you have chosen, it often helps to look at what other people have recommended at the local, state, or federal level.  Some useful websites for doing this include:

Government Research on Policy Issues

Research services provided to members of congress include:

Additionally, executive departments, agencies, boards, and commissions also conduct research that is available for public use through the following websites:

The best place to go to find congressional hearings is: