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SW 204 Social Welfare Programs and Policy

A Library Research Guide for SW 204

Policy Gateways

Click on the links below to locate legislation and policy in an area of interest.

Child Welfare

Disability, Disability for Youth, Disability legislation amedments and process

Violence against Women

Low Income

New Deal

State Legislations (Governor's website)  (this link takes you to the National Governor's Assoc. Policy Positions page - under the 1996 revisions, welfare responsibility shifted to the states)

State Legislative Websites This database contains information gleaned from the home pages and websites of the fifty state legislatures, the District of Columbia and the Territories. You can select to view specific website content materials (such as, bills, press rooms, statutes) from all states, one state or a selected list of states.

Background Information

The National Journal

Get analysis of policies and legislation from the National Journal.

The National Journal is a leading bipartisan policitical journal.

Sample search: JN National Journal (this is already typed in for you) and welfare

The Legislation Process - How our laws are made

Search for Policy Issues

Use CQ Researcher to find how various policies and legislations impact social issues of today.

"The Congressional Research Service (CRS) does not provide direct public access to its reports, requiring citizens to request them from their Members of Congress. Some Members, as well as several non-profit groups, have posted the reports on their web sites. This site (from the U of North Texas) is not affiliated with the Congressional Research Service, but aims to provide integrated, searchable access to many of the full-text CRS reports that have been available at a variety of different web sites since 1990."



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