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HMS 340: Social Welfare Policy: Books and Films

Useful Reference Books

Reference books are useful for identifying people, places, events, dates, etc.  Many articles in reference books include a bibliography of recommended sources.  This is a small sample of the reference books that may be useful.

Searching the Library Catalog for Books and Movies

The library provides access to more than 200,000 books from a variety of sources, including print and ebooks. To find books by author, title, subject, or keyword search McGovern Library's Catalog.

Possible subject searches:

  • "public policy"
  • "social policy"
  • "social welfare"
  • "public welfare"
  • "public administration"

Try combining with keyword searches:

  • "legislation"
  • "United States"

Limit by publication year to see the most recently published or contemporary sources.

Limit Audience to "Not Juvenile" to locate more academic titles.

Useful Movies

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