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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

Social Work 531 - Introduction to Social Welfare & Policy

This course-specific guide has resources that may help you with your social policy analysis assignments.

Finding background information on social policy - choosing a topic

Consider using CQ Researcher to start your search. This database provides in-depth, unbiased research reports on social trends, social problems, public health issues, criminal justice, education, and the environment. Information is available from 1923 to current issues in today's news. 

Finding peer-reviewed articles in social work related databases

Federal legislation & regulations


Understanding U.S. legislative process

Finding government programs

Other sources for policy analysis

Finding newspaper articles on policy issues