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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Resource Guide


The Library of Congress subscribes to many databases though they are only available to onsite researchers. Check to see what you have access to through a local public or university library. For legal questions, contact the Law Library of Congress.

The subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.

Article Databases

To aid in the use of these online databases, we suggest the following keywords or phrases that can be used to locate articles on CSR: "corporate social responsibility;" OR "CSR;" OR "social responsibility of business;" OR "social responsibility;" OR "corporate responsibility;" OR "sustainable development;" OR "sustainability;" OR "corporate governance;" OR "green business;" OR "fair trade;" OR "business ethics.”

Company, Business, and Industry Databases

These databases provide company information as well as general company, business, and industry information.

Legislative and Legal Databases

This section offers sources for current federal legislative and regulatory information as well as sources for news and analysis on legislative topics, public policy and social issues. For legal questions, consider contacting the Law Library of Congress.