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SW671 Social Welfare Policy and Service Delivery Systems II Summer 2021: Resources for Your First Assignment

This LibGuide has been developed by the library to support students enrolled in SW671

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Suggested Resources

The Congressional Research Reports (CRS Reports) is a great source of information. It is found under the Governmental Reports tab in this LibGuide. 

Newspapers are a great source of current information and can tell you about the Biden Administration's plans for the programs discussed on your assignment. Use the Newspaper tab in this LibGuide to access newspapers.

Searching: What is the Policy?

When searching to answer what is the policy simply search for the policy by name or the policy with the word policy.

The following examples apply when searching for information regarding TANF.

Simply replace the term TANF with the program you are searching.

TANF

TANF AND policy

Search Terms: How has this policy/program met the needs of its target group in the current economy?

When searching to answer the question How has this policy/program met the needs of its target group in the current economy? the following search terms may be helpful:

The following examples apply when searching for information regarding TANF.

Simply replace the term TANF with the program you are searching.

TANF AND COVID-19 

TANF AND pandemic

TANF AND (COVID-19 OR pandemic) 

("Temporary Assistance for Needy Families" OR TANF) AND (COVID-19 OR pandemic) 

Searching: What is any changes are on the horizon under the Biden administration?

When searching to answer the question What are any changes on the horizon under the Biden administration? the following search terms may be helpful:

The following examples apply when searching for information regarding TANF.

Simply replace the term TANF with the program you are searching.

President Biden's proposed budget is called the American Families Pan. Therefor:

TANF AND Biden

TANF AND "American Families Pan"

TANF AND (Biden OR "American Families Plan") 

("Temporary Assistance for Needy Families" OR TANF) AND (Biden OR "American Families Plan")  

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