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

  • Examine findings of recent data collection related to fatalities in the oil and gas extraction (OGE) industry. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, September 1, 2023)
  • Explore teacher shortages in the U.S. by region and state. (Tuan D. Nguyen, et al., accessed August 29, 2023)
  • Review guidance for state, local, and tribal leaders on extreme temperature weather incidents. (Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), August 2023)
  • Read about characteristics of social media users who share misinformation online. (Harvard Kennedy School, Misinformation Review, August 25, 2023)
  • Consider the U.S. housing market and whether it is in recession. (Congressional Research Service, August 21, 2023)


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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