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Social Welfare Policy

A guide to social welfare policy resources.

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. 

Newspaper Databases

Policy Organizations, Research Centers and Think Tanks

American Policy Directory   think tanks, advocacy groups by topic via University of Oregon Libraries

Think Tank Search  via Harvard Kennedy School

Policy File Index This is a collection of public policy research reports from over 350 think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, research institutes, university centers, and advocacy groups


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