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Social Work Policy & Practice

Resources for information about social work policy and practice.

News sources


NexisUni is a good source for newspapers from the United States and other countries. After you run a search you can narrow results by different attributes such as geographical region, publication name or publication type. You can also limit by date range.

Major National Newspapers

The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal (Sign up for a free account with your SLU email)

The Washington Post

For St Louis and Missouri news

Use NexisUni to search the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

Journalism Center on Children & Families

The Journalism Center on Children & Families is a national nonprofit resource & training center committed to media coverage of children, youth and families, particularly the disadvantaged. Site includes updates on relevant news articles from major media sources as well as research, reports and data.


ProPublica  is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.


Government Resources

Think Tanks

Public policy research institutes, or "think tanks" are another source for policy research. Additional organizations are listed under specific topic tags in this guide.

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