The Federal Research Division provides directed research and analysis on domestic and international subjects to agencies of the United States government, the District of Columbia, 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 Division (FRD) is located on the fifth floor of the John Adams Building in Washington, D.C.
- Primary research material including document delivery
- Foreign-language abstracting and translation
- Annotated bibliographies
- Organizational and legislative histories
- Studies and reports
- Books, such as the Country Studies series
- Research and analysis
- Writing and editing