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

A research guide for SWPS1 assignments, Fall 2018

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.   Some examples:

  • child welfare AND  (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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