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Social Welfare and Policy Services I (19:910:504): Mini Policy Analysis Paper

A research guide for SWPS1 assignments, Fall 2018

Congressional Research Reports (CRS)

In response to requests from Congress, the Congressional Research Service  issues publications that include background studies, pro/con arguments, policy/legislative analysis and legislative histories on subjects of interest to Congress.

 

 There are several ways to get CRS reports.  You can simply Google: "your topic" crs.  For example,  "head start" crs.   You can also search the sites listed below.

Relevant Government Agencies-Resources

Think Tanks/Scholarly Articles

For a listing of Think Tanks, see the Policy Analysis-Think Tanks tab on this guide.

Hint: some to consider-National Center for Children in Poverty, MDRC, Guttmacher Institute, Urban Institute, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, depending policy/program you choose.  Others may be relevant as well.

For a list of databases to search for scholarly articles, see  the journal articles box on The Social Problem-History and Policy Response tab on this guide.

 

TIP! Citation Format for Congressional Research Service Reports

Reference with Author:

Sacco, L. (2015, May 26).  Violence Against Women Act: Overview, legislation, and federal funding (CRS Report No. R42499).  Retrieved from https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42499.pdf

In-text with Author:

(Sacco, 2015) or

Sacco (2015) stated that...

Reference without Author:

Congressional Research Service. (2015, May 26). Violence Against Women Act: Overview, legislation, and federal funding (CRS Report No. R42499). Retrieved from:   https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/R42499.html

In-text without Author:

(Congressional Research Service, 2015) or

Congressional Research Service (2015) stated that....

 

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