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Social Work Policy & Practice: Getting started and chat help

Resources for information about social work policy and practice.

Other SLU Social Work Guides

This guide is designed to help you research social work policy and practice. There are two other social work research guides. Links to the other guides are below.

NASW Speaks

Basic Books for Social Work Students

Federal Government

USA.gov "A-Z Index of U.S. Government Agencies and Departments"; A good starting point for searching.

Identifying the federal government agency or department that is responsible for the policy area you are interested in can help you find more information. For example, Food Stamps is under the Department of Agriculture, Head Start is under the Department of Education, Fair Housing is under the Department of Housing and Urban Development, etc.

 

CQ Researcher

 Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research.

Published 48 times a year. Each issue covers a single topic.