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The Federal Research Division (FRD) is the research and analysis unit of the
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. The Federal Research Division provides directed research and analysis on domestic and international subjects to agencies of the
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, and authorized federal contractors. As expert users of the vast English and foreign-language collections of the Library of Congress, the Division’s area and subject specialists employ the resources of the world’s largest library and other information sources worldwide to produce impartial and comprehensive studies on a cost-recovery basis. The Federal Research Program is run by the Federal Research Division (FRD), the fee-for-service research and analysis unit within the Library of Congress. The Federal Research Program of the Library of Congress was authorized by the
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in accordance with the Library of Congress Fiscal Operations Improvement Act of 2000 (2 U.S.C. 182c). FRD has provided custom products and services on a cost-recovery basis to entities of the
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since 1948. It also is authorized to provide the same services to governmental entities of Washington, D.C. Through the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR 51.1), FRD provides services to authorized Federal contractors and through a comprehensive services agreement with the U.S. National Technical Information Service External Link, FRD can provide custom research services to the private sector, state and
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s, and others.


Address

The Federal Research Division (FRD) is located on the fifth floor of the John Adams Building in Washington, D.C.


Products

*Primary research material including document delivery *Foreign-language abstracting and translation *Annotated bibliographies *Organizational and legislative histories *Studies and reports *Books, such as the ''Library of Congress Country Studies, Country Studies'' series


Services

*Research and analysis *Writing and editing *Publishing


See also

*Congressional Research Service


External links

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FRD Brochure
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