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Social Welfare Policy and Services I (19:910:504): Mini Policy Analysis Paper #1

A research guide for SWPS1 assignments, Fall 2019

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.

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

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:

In-text without Author:

(Congressional Research Service, 2015) or

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


Scholarly Articles/Think Tanks

For a list of databases to search for scholarly articles, see  the journal articles box on Policy Analysis-Scholarly Articles tab on this guide.

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

Hint: some to consider-Poverty Solutions, National Institute for Early Education Research, Brookings Institute, National Center for Children in Poverty, MDRC, , Urban Institute, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,  Others may be relevant as well.

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