Keyword searching-use Words anyword search (from pulldown menu)
Subject heading search-use Subject begins with or Subject keyword search (from pulldown menu)
Here are resources that may help you determine your paper topic.
These databases provide access to articles that are useful for policy history and analysis/evaluation. Other databases may also be relevant, depending on your topic, e.g., Criminal Justice Abstracts, Education Abstracts, etc. For a more complete list, see this page.
Remember to use the connectors OR/AND. OR broadens your search- use it to combine synonyms or related terms. Use AND to combine your major concepts-it narrows the search. Here's a handout. Some examples:
Sometimes simply search for the law will bring back results, e.g., "Adoption and Safe Families Act."
Another example: adoption and safe families and implementation.