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Social Work: Social Work Policy

This subject is guide is intended to assist students, faculty, staff and alumni of the School of Social Work in locating specific resources in the field of social work.

Governemtnt Documents

The Univesity of Alabama Libraries are a federal regional depository for all U.S. government publications. We house one of the largest and oldest collections in the region. Most current government documents are now available electronically. Older documents are housed in Gorgas Library. Government documents are an unparalled resource for policy research, advocacy information, statistics, and much more.


The two major indexes to general U.S. governemtn publications are:


Citing Government Documents Using APA

This guide is avaialble through the Univesity of Nebraska website. For information on citing the Code of Alabama, go to the

APA Style for Citing Government Documents

Uniform Law Commission

The Uniform Law Commission provides states with non-partisan, well conceived, and well drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law. [from the home page]


Composed of persons with law degrees who must be members of the American Bar Association, the commissioners are appointed to research, draft and promote enactment of uniform state laws in areas of state law where uniformity is desirable and practical.

Legal Trac

Legal Trac Database

The Legal Trac Database can assit you in locating articles that appear in law journals regarding the implementation and effectiveness of federal and state laws.

How the Supreme Court Works

How the Supreme Court works

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Lynn Tobola
PHONE: 205-348-6611
The University of Alabama
School of Social Work
200 Little Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0314