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SWK 3150: Social Welfare Policies and Institutions

Finding Bills

Federal Legislation

Learn search tips for in their 2-minute tips video.

State Legislation

Professional Advocacy Work

Explore policy and social justice issues relevant to social work on professional organizations' websites.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

National Association of Social Workers - Illinois Chapter (NASWIL)

Learning More about a Bill

You may not find information about your specific bill or policy, but you can likely find information about the issues it covers.

Google Search

Google Search Tips

There are a few ways to conduct more effective Google searches. Use these in addition to your search terms.

1. Use the limiter site: to filter for websites that end in a specific domain.


  •  returns sites that end with .gov
  •  returns sites that end with .edu
  •  returns sites that end with .org

screenshot of a Google search for the words " social work advocacy"

2. Use the same limiter to search a specific website. This can be more effective than using the search feature on a website.


  • returns results from the CDC website
  • returns results from the Aurora University website

3. Use the limiter filetype: to search for specific types of material. 


  • filetype:pdf returns only pdf results




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