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
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:
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.