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SOWK 4118 History of Social Welfare and Social Work: Government Documents and Primary Source Material

This is a class-specific research guide created to help students find books, articles, primary source material, statistics, and other scholarly research resources about the history of social welfare and social work in the United States.

Government Documents

This section presents suggested sources for finding government documents from the late eighteenth century through the present. Remember that many government documents can also be found by searching the library catalog, where you can further limit by format or date.

Historical Newspapers and Periodicals

This section presents suggested sources for finding historical newspaper articles and period journal articles. Other historical newspapers can be found in the Databases and Articles subject category, "Newspapers, Historical." Those of you concentrating on later decades will want to use the "Newspapers, Current" category. Remember when searching primary source material with keywords in the full text to use the language of the time period.

Other Historical Material

This section presents suggested sources for finding historical statistics, public opinion polls, oral histories, and additional primary source material. Remember when searching primary source material with keywords in the full text to use the language of the time period.

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