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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.

Featured Policy Journal

Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS) presents research and scientific reviews relevant to public policy.

Featured books

Featured resources

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 Washington State Laws and Regulations

Finding government programs

Additional Sources for Policy Analysis

Finding newspaper articles on policy issues