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SOWK 4300 Social Welfare Policy: Home

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Researching Social Welfare Policy

Recentrelevant, and reliable databasesbooksjournals, and internet tools are important to academic research. 

Books: Starting with a few good books about your topic will help you enter into the conversation. Books also contain bibliographies you can use to identify key scholarship. Find books through WarriorCat

Peer-Reviewed Journal ArticlesJournal articles from law reviews and other sources will be very useful. Legal articles can be found in Lexis-Nexis Academic or Westlaw, and articles about the history of the policies are often in JSTOR. SocIndex will have articles about the social context of your policies.  

Internet Resources: Reliable online tools can be very helpful, such as website from the federal government for policies enforced federally. Make sure you consider whether or not you can trust resources before you use them. 

Our Social Work LibGuide will give you some more research clues. 

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