Many thanks to Melanie Maksin and Kenya Flash at Yale University for their permission to reuse some of their content featured in Yale's Public Policy Subject Guide.
Finding a known law is as simple as searching the name of the law (Google! Wikipedia!), and locating the law's citation. It might look something like this:
Once you have the citation, you can read the text of the law itself! Copy and paste the citation into one of the search engines below to find the full letter of the law.
Use the suggested links below to browse documents related to family public policies. Find the citations or the names of the law in the documents, and search for the actual law from there!
Many fantastic public policy resources--in particular, policy briefs from think tanks, NGOs, and research institutes--can be found online. Here are a few tips for more efficient, effective Google searches:
Include the phrase "policy brief" in your search. (Keep the quotation marks around "policy brief" to find this exact phrase.)
Use a site: search. This will limit your search to a broad domain (e.g., .org sites, .edu sites, .gov sites) or to a specific website (e.g., http://www.urban.org).
If you're not sure which think tank, NGO, or agency might have issued policy papers on your topic, try a search engine that's powered by Google but limited to a select group of sites.