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Syracuse University Libraries

Social Work: Social Welfare Policy

Master Guide

Sub-Pages on this tab

This tab provides the following sub-pages that link to resources in each point in the policy cycle of research image on the right.

Exploring your Social Issue

Getting a good overview of your social issue will give you context, develop the questions you want to answer, and help you develop the language you use to conduct your research.  Some good places to start include:

Cycle of Policy Research

The Cycle of Policy Research

The image shows that researching a social policy issue includes utilizing resources in subject and organizational areas like: law, government agencies, data & statistics, research articles, policy & advocacy groups, media and public opinion. Image created by Kimberly Pendell. Sociology & Social Work Librarian, Portland State University.