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

  • Explore crime statistics and information by location or topic with the FBI's Crime Data Explorer. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, accessed July 13, 2022)
  • Review housing conditions across the U.S. (Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, 2022)
  • Read about how cities are planning for heat. (Environmental Research Letters, June 10, 2022)
  • Track grid and market conditions dashboards. (Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), accessed July 13, 2022)


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.