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Social Welfare and Policy Services I (19:910:504): The Social Problem: History and Policy Response-Articles

A research guide for SWPS1 assignments, Fall 2017

Journal Articles

These databases provide access to articles that are useful for policy history and analysis/evaluation.  Other databases may als be relevant, depending on your topic, e.g., Criminal Justice Abstracts, ERIC, etc.  For a more complete list, see this page

Search Tips and Strategies

 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:

  • child welfare and (policy or politics or legislation) and united states
  • public welfare and social policy and united states
  • social security and (policy or history)
  • substance abuse and (policy or legislation) and united states

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.

Newspaper Databases

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