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Science and Technology Policy
This guide contains resources on STEM-related public policy including legislative and executive branch sources and a selection of the federal agencies and non-profit organizations involved in setting the U.S. science and technology agenda.
Access domestic and foreign public policy research and analytical papers on governmental and legal topics, representing the work of think tanks, research groups, and academic institutes from 1990 to present. Tutorial for Policy File Index database.
Offers access to congressional publications dealing with the wide variety of topics addressed by Congress. Includes U.S. Serial Set, Congressional Hearings and Testimony, Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports, Congressional Record, Legislative Insight, and U.S. Bills and Resolutions; as well as Executive Branch Documents (1789-1948), and Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations. Tutorial for the ProQuest Congressional database.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..."
OSTP provides the Executive Office of the President with advice on the scientific, engineering, and technological aspects of the economy, national security, homeland security, health, foreign relations, the environment, and the technological recovery and use of resources, among other topics.