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Social Welfare 220: Introduction to Social Welfare Policy: Research & Evaluation Organizations

Searching Gov't Sites and Think Tanks

MetaLib and are two ways to search a variety of US Government sources with lots of information on social policies at the federal level, the Think Tank Search from Harvard is another useful search engine.

Searching "grey literature"

Grey literature sounds a bit unappealing, but it just means literature that isn't formally published -- many governmental and non profit reports fall into this category. One way to search it is to do a Google advanced search restricting to sites that have .org or .gov. For example: 

"foster youth" and homeless