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

  • Consider economic conditions and poverty rates in 2019, before the start of the pandemic. (Congressional Research Service, April 13, 2021)
  • Read about potential but expected vaccine side effects. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 16, 2021)
  • Learn about the wildflowers of Texas. (Texas Highways, accessed April 14, 2021)
  • Review the Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for 2021. (Office of the Director of National Intelligence, April 9, 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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