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You are developing a policy brief that requires background research on your topic/issue.

Your project will be either at the federal, state, or local level of making a policy change, resolution, or bill.

You may use any type of credible information source.

This guide suggests a range of resources that may be useful for your purposes.

Ask a Librarian for more!

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Special and Reference Collections Librarian

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