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Public Policy Formation (34:833:510)

This guide is designed to help you find resources to complete your papers for Professors Crowley and Hetling, Fall 2022

Policy Analysis

Some of the sources you might want to use when analyzing public policy include newspaper articles, scholarly journal articles, oversight or implementation hearings, reports by think tanks or research centers, or government reports. 

Helpful Tip for Hearings

HELPFUL TIP: Try searching for Congressional Hearings post-enactment of your public law.  These hearings, sometimes called "oversight" hearings provide Congress with information regarding implementation, problems and solutions. Use  Congressional Publications:  Select only Hearings from the facets on the left and enter the title of your law or keywords in the search box; adjust the dates covered range as well.  Search example:  (oversight or implementation) AND "energy policy act of 2005"

Journal Articles

(A more complete list is here.) See the Getting the Article page of this guide for more info on searching for scholarly journal articles. 

Government Analysis/ Research Reports

Newspaper Databases

Think Tanks, Policy Research Centers, etc.

A sampling...

Public Opinion

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