SOCIAL POLICY RESOURCES

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News Sources in Traditional Media  

bulletBoston Globe
bulletChicago Tribune
bulletCNN AllPolitics
bulletCNN Interactive
bulletC-Span
bulletThe Economist
bulletNational Journal
bulletNew England Cable News
bulletNewspapers.Com
bulletTime
bulletNY Times
bulletWashington Post
bulletWashington Times National Edition  

 

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General Sources 

bulletAmerican Journal of Political Science: Search articles from this scholarly journal.
bulletAmerican Political Science Association: Lots of interesting places to go on this huge site.
bulletAmerican Society for Public Administration
bulletCongressional Quarterly A huge range of resources including articles, directories and other materials. This is an excellent place to begin looking at federal policies
bulletCenter for Responsive Politics
bulletCivic Practices Network: Excellent resources, including syllabi and documents.
bulletE-The People: Online petitions and much more.
bulletFirst Gov The New Federal Web Portal Now USA.GOV
bulletGoverning Magazine: Articles and resources of interest to policy practitioners.
bulletGrantsmanship Center: A wonderful resource for grantseekers and non-profit managers. On-line articles from the Grantsmanship Center News.
bulletHarvard Political Review
bulletMother Jones: The on-line site for Mother Jones magazine.
bulletThe National Association of Social Workers: The NASW site has advocacy alerts and other information.
bulletUniversity of Michigan's Document Center: Perhaps one of the largest collections of documents on the web.
bulletNational Network of Social Work Mangers
bulletPlanning Resources on the Internet: Lots of relevant sites and resources (UC Berkley).
bulletPolitical Index
bulletPolicy Library
bulletPraxis UPENN Resources on Comparative Social Policy
bulletPublic Affairs Web
bulletPublic Agenda On-Line
bulletPublic Citizen's Congress Watch
bullet Resources for Economists on the Internet
bulletRollcall
bulletStateline: PEW Memorial Trust's State Information Page: Excellent material on state policy making. T
he material is timely, up to date and credible.
bulletStateside Associates This Week in the States Page
bullet The Social Work Manager
bulletThomas Contains all current bills in both houses.
bulletTownhall: Links to on-line policy-relevant journals
bulletTrinity Collge (Ireland) Social Policy Links.
bulletUnited Nations
bulletUS National Debt Clock
bulletWorld Bank

 

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Data Sources

bullet American Academy of Pediatrics Child Health Insurance Data
bulletAmerican Religious Data Archive
bulletCensus Bureau: A huge collection of free data. 
bulletBureau of Labor Statistics Another great government site for data.
bulletCIA The On-line Factbook is a treasure trove for Comparative Social Policy.
bulletFedstats
bulletKids Count (Anne Casey Foundation): Good data source on children's issues
bulletInter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research: A huge data library with the results
from many studies available for secondary analysis
bulletNational Center for Educational Statistics
bulletNational Center for Health Statistics
bulletSocial Security  Some interesting data on social insurance issues.

 

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The White House

bulletWhite House

 

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The House and Senate

bulletCapitol Watch Congressional Advocacy Group
bulletCongress Watch Congressional Advocacy Group
bulletCongressional Budget Office
bulletCongressional Hispanic Caucus
bulletCongress.Org (Legislative Information)
bulletGeneral Accounting Office Research reports and methodology papers on-line!
bulletHouse of Representatives  Official Site
bulletLegislative Branch Information
bulletLibrary of Congress
bulletUS Senate Official Site
bulletUS Congress Handbook Frequently needed information on Congress.

 

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Executive Branch Agencies

bulletFirst Gov Now USA.GOV
bulletAgriculture Department
bulletCensus Bureau
bulletCenter for Disease Control
bulletDepartment of Commerce
bulletUS Department of Education
bulletDepartment of Health and Human Services
bulletDepartment of Housing and Urban Development
bulletU.S. Justice Department
bulletDepartment of Labor
bulletNational Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information
bulletNational Institute for Mental Health
bulletNational Center for Health Statistics
bulletSocial Security
bulletUS Treasury Department

 

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Judiciary

bulletSupreme Court Decisions
bulletFederal Court Home Page

 

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Other Government

bulletCalifornia Budget Project This site contains analysis, materials and data about the budget in California
bulletCouncil of State Governments
bulletInfluencing State Policy
bulletInternational City/County Management Association
bullet Library of Congress State and Local Government Page
bulletList of State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs)
bulletNational Conference of State Legislatures
bulletState and Local Government Gateway
bullet State and Local Government on the Net
bulletStateline: PEW Memorial Trust's State Information Page: Excellent material on state policy making.
The material is timely, up to date and credible.

 

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Non Profit Sector

bulletARNOVA The organization for research on the non-profit sector. This site has a number of useful resources.
bulletCouncil on Foundations
bulletInstitute for Global Communications
bulletInternet Nonprofit Center
bulletNon-Profit Gateway Federal Government Resources for Non-profits
bulletNon Profit Online News:  Wonder stuff. The best way to keep up.
bulletNonprofit Sector Research Fund  Wonderful page has a section of research studies related to advocacy and civic participation in its Projects & Findings section.
bulletNonprofit Times
bulletYale PONPO The program on nonprofit organizations.
bulletUnited Way Material about the United Way and technical assistance information. On-line magazine.
bullet Welfare Reform and the Non-Profit Sector

 

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Issues

bulletAIDS Patient's Project
bulletAmerican Bar Association's Juvenile Justice Center
bulletBread for the World International Human Rights
bulletCatholic Mobile Poverty Page
bulletCivic Network Civic Networking and technology issues
bulletChildren's Defense Fund One of the best advocacy sites on the web.
bulletUCLA's Online Center for Cyberspace Law and Policy Interesting material on a variety of
areas related to on-line law

 

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Democrats and Republicans

bulletDemocratic National Committee
bulletDemocrats with an Attitude
bulletRepublican National Committee

 

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Advocacy Organizations

bulletAdvocacy Institute
bulletAlliance for Justice Legal Information for advocates
bulletAmerican Civil Liberties Union
bulletBenton Foundation Excellent source for those interested in technology and social problems
bulletBread for the World Hunger and Human Rights
bulletCharity Lobbying in the Public Interest
bulletChild Welfare Home Page
bulletChild Welfare League of America Excellent resources on children and families.
bulletChildren's Defense Fund One of the best advocacy sites
bulletElectronic Freedom Foundation Technology issues
bulletJohn Birch Society
bulletNational Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse Advocacy Page
bulletNational Organization for Women
bulletNational Rifle Association: This site contains some good legislative information
bulletOMB Watch Excellent resources on government issues and advocacy
bulletProject Vote Smart
bulletRock the Vote
bulletUnited We Stand

 

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Welfare Reform

bulletUS Department of Agriculture
bulletCorporate Welfare Information Center  The other side of welfare reform
bulletNational Welfare Monitoring and Advocacy Partnership
bulletState and Local Government Gateway Welfare Reform Pages
bullet Tufts Center on Welfare and Poverty
bulletUrban Institute On-line research reports and a database of state data.
bulletWelfare Info A huge site for welfare reform information
bulletWelfare Law Center Extensive materials on the law and welfare.
bulletWelfare Reform Academy
bulletWelfare Reform and Children (John Hopkins University): Results of a Three Year Study.
bullet Welfare Reform and the Non-Profit Sector
bulletWelfare Reform Resource Project (Regent University)
bulletWelfare Watch

 

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Managed Care and Health Care

bulletAARP Managed Care Page: Oriented toward consumer issues
bullet Families USA's Comparison of Patient Rights Bills
bulletHealthcare Financing Administration (HCFA)
bullet Health Economics Resource Page
bullet Managed Care Information from Knowledge Links
bullet Migrant Health Newsline
bulletNational Center for Health Statistics
bulletSAMHSA's Managed Care Initiative Great site for managed care information.

 

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Social Security

bulletAmerican Association of Retired Persons
bulletCampaign for America's Future
bulletNational Senior Citizens Law Center
bulletNational Academy of Social Insurance
bulletPolicy Oriented Curriculum Components in Aging and Social Sciences
bulletPraxis UPENN Resources on Comparative Social Policy
bulletSocial Security
bulletSocial Security Education Center

 

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Housing 

bulletCenter for Community Change An advocacy and research organization. Lots of helpful material
bullet Center for Housing & Urban Development Bibliography
bullet Cityscape
bulletDepartment of Housing and Urban Development
bulletNational Low Income Housing Coalition

 

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International

bulletCanadian Council on Social Development
bulletInternational Social Security Association
bulletInternational Council on Social Welfare
bulletInternational Federation of Social Workers
bulletInternational Labor Organization
bulletOrganization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
bullet Praxis UPENN Resources on Comparative Social Policy
bulletSocial Security   
bulletUnited Nation's Children's Fund
bulletUNESCO
bulletUnited Nations
bulletWorld Bank

 

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Research Organizations

bulletAmerican Enterprise Institute
bulletAmerican Journal of Political Science: Search articles from this scholarly journal.
bulletAmerican Political Science Association: Lots of interesting places to go on this huge site.
bulletAPSA Policy Section: Papers and Links. A lot of very helpful material.
bulletASPA Political Methodology Section
bulletAmerican Society for Public Administration
bulletAPPAM Policy Analysis & Management Organization
bulletAspen Institute  On-line reports and working papers
bulletBrookings Institute On-line reports and papers
bulletCato Institute
bulletCenter for Budget Priorities
bulletCenter for Law and Social Policy
bulletCenter for Public Policy
bullet Harvard Family Research Project
bulletHeritage Foundation
bulletHuman Service Policy Center (University of Washington)
bulletInstitute for Policy Innovation: Downloadable Reports
bulletInstitute for Research on Poverty (University of Wisconsin) On-line reports, research papers and reviews
bulletInstitute for Women's Policy Research
bulletKids Count (Anne Casey Foundation) Online reports and data
bulletMathematica Policy Research: A list of working papers, some of which can be downloaded
bulletNational Center for Children in Poverty Interesting material about children
bulletNational Institute for Research and Advancement index of think tanks.
bulletNonprofit Sector Research Fund  Wonderful page has a section of research studies related to advocacy and civic participation in its Projects & Findings section.
bulletThe Rand Corporation On-line research reports
bulletTomas Rivera Institute: Latino Issues research institute. Excellent on-line reports
bulletUrban Institute On-line research reports and a database of state data.

 

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