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Social Policy


This guide covers how to find sources suitable for preparing a policy brief in the social sciences.

Your goal:  to find and synthesize a lot of information on a big topic into a short, easy-to-understand document

Typical brief sections:

  • Introduction:  What is the issue?  Why is it significant?
  • Background:  How did it come about?
  • Current situation:  What is the state of affairs now?
  • Recommendations:  What do we need to address to improve the situation?