In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • Read about differences in symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu. (John Hopkins Medicine, updated September 28, 2021)
  • Review monthly border security reports. (Texas Department of Public Safety, accessed October 13, 2021)
  • Explore major recurring reports from the Congressional Budget Office. (Congressional Budget Office, accessed October 13, 2021)
  • Consider the benefits and drawbacks of daily low-dose aspirin use for lowering the risk of a first heart attack or stroke. (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, October 12, 2021)


Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.


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