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

  • Read about methods some states use to identify early signs of local economic distress. (Pew Research Center, March 4, 2021)
  • See recommendations for what to do once you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 9, 2021)
  • Consider how absentee voting affected the 2020 election. (Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, March 2021)
  • Review examples of defensive gun use that suggest the benefits of fewer restrictions on gun ownership. (The Heritage Foundation, March 10, 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.


Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.