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Social Welfare Policy

Tips for Success

Use the above links to find potential bills, then conduct a Google search to see if anyone is talking about these bills. Can you easily find newspaper articles, magazine articles, or support/opposition from non-profit organizations? If not, consider selecting another bill.

Tips for Success

Play with your keywords. In a Google search, try using the title of the bill. For example, "Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017". In the Library Databases, consider the issues the bill addresses. For example, "Domestic Violence" AND "Stalking".

Citing Legislation

Congressional Bills (unenacted)

Title [if relevant], bill or resolution number, xxx Cong. (year).

The number should be preceded by H.R. (House of Representatives) or S. (Senate), depending on the source of unenacted bill or resolution.

Reference List:

Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017, S. 1312, 115th Cong. (2017).


S. 1312, 115th Cong. (2017).

In-Text Citation:

Senate Bill 1312 (2017)


(S. 1312, 2017)