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LIBRARY GUIDE TO SW 3302 - Social Welfare Policies

Statistical and Data Resources
Population information: Health-Related Statistics: Justice-Related Statistics (courts, crimes, arrests, etc.): Labor-Related Statistics (jobs, unemployment, etc.): Education-related statistics:
Policy Organizations *
Annie E. Casey Foundation
The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families.
Center for the Study of Social Policy
Pew Research Center
Find Articles
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Sociological Abstracts
This database abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Coverage: 1960 to present. How to export to RefWorks
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Sociology: SAGE FullText
Full text for scholarly articles published since 1960. How to export to RefWorks

Full text of core scholarly journals from their beginning to approximately one year ago.Browsable by discipline and full-text searchable across all disciplines.
Project MUSE
Project Muse provides full-text access to the content from over 400 scholarly journals in the humanities and the social sciences.

Google Scholar

Verify an article comes from a scholarly or academic resource by checking Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
Legal Resources
Unrestricted Resource Legal Information Institute
Access to US laws and court decisions including all US Supreme Court opinions since 1992, over 600 historic Court decisions, other state and federal court decisions, the US Code, congressional bills, topical libraries, directories, and other public legal information.

Library Contact
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Anne Zacharias
Social Sciences & Outreach Librarian



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Laws/Policies - Federal
Supreme Court:
Laws and Regulations:
  • Regulations.gov Site that allows users to both view and comment upon any federal regulation.


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