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Social Policy: Finding

Subguide to the Public Policy Guides presenting resources in such areas as education, poverty and income inequality, racial/ethnic issues, and health policies.

Finding Articles On Social Policy Topics

The databases listed below can identify articles on topics relating to social policies such as health, labor, equality, and more.

Background on Policy Issues Database

  • CQ Researcher - lengthy reports that provide a deep overview of a topic, provide pros and cons, a timeline, and more.  Check here first.

Public Policy Database

  • PAIS - Indexes journal articles, books, and government documents in international affairs and public policy.

Statistical Databases

Cited Reference Searching - Who Used Who as a Footnote

  • Web of Science - indexes scholarly journals and conference proceedings in all subject areas.
  • Scopus - Indexes scholarly journals in all subject areas.

Scholarly Articles in All Subject Areas

  • JSTOR - full text of articles in core journals all academic disciplines.  Earlist articles in the journals are in JSTOR, but not the most recent 2-5 years.
  • Web of Science
  • Scopus

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