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Social Welfare Policy
This research guide is designed to help social work students find state and federal legislation, documents, and contextual materials regarding contemporary social welfare issues. Be sure also to check the Public Policy and Legislative Research (United States) research guides, located in the Public Policy category.
Reference Resources for Policy Research
Colorado Revised Statutes
Online and Reference Stacks
Green Book: Background Material and Data on Major Programs within the Jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means
Online and Hampden Gov Docs
Y 4.W 36:10-4/
Use the Green Book to find program descriptions and historical data on a wide variety of social and economic topics, including Social Security, employment, earnings, welfare, child support, health insurance, the elderly, families with children, poverty and taxation.
Code of Colorado Regulations
The Secretary of State compiles and publishes the administrative rules of the executive agencies of the state of Colorado in the Code of Colorado Regulations. Department of Human Services sections are listed in CCR Series numbers 500 and 2500. Notices of rule making, proposed rules, new and amended rules, and Attorney General rules opinions are published monthly in the companion publication, the Colorado Register. The Code and Register can be accessed from this website.
Contemporary World Issues Series
The University Libraries own over 200 titles in this series. Topics range from abortion to world population. Each title in the series provides a chronology and background information on the topic, as well as significant events. Follow the catalog link for locations and call numbers.
Encyclopedia of American Public Policy
JK468.P64 J33 1999
Hundreds of entries arranged under broad categories: key concepts, agriculture, civil rights, commerce and transportation, communications, crime, economics, education, energy, entitlement programs, environment, health, housing, and labor.
Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy
JK9 .E526 2003
This two-volume work has lengthly three to seven page articles for each entry.
Poverty in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy
HC110.P6 P598 2004
Signed essays cover poverty policy from colonial times to the present.
Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia
HN57 .S624 2006
This 8 volume work addresses social policy on a wide range of issues, from civil rights to family, from environmental concerns to women's issues.
Foster Care Law: A Primer
KF3736.5 .S39 2005