Use a library database, which gathers together many different policy papers in one place.
Go directly to a known public policy organization and search their site. Repeat this for several different organizations, making sure to represent all sides of the political spectrum.
Scroll down for a list of well-known websites
Search the web generally and look for results from public policy organizations (casts the widest net, but can be difficult to sort through all the results).
A library database that offers access to U.S. foreign and domestic policy papers and gray literature, PolicyFile is updated weekly with abstracts and links to the latest reports, papers, and documents from think tanks, research institutes, and agencies. In the advanced search, PolicyFile allows you to search by political leaning, which can help you identify different viewpoints.
PAIS International is a database that covers public policy papers from around the world in several languages. PAIS International is a helpful resource for finding information on international public policy.
A few major organizations are listed here. Be sure to go to the Think Tank Library Guide for a more complete listing.
Websites from advocacy groups, non-profits, and non-partisan news organizations can be a good place to start. Remember that some organizations will take a particular stance on issues, so remember to use the caution mentioned above when evaluating sites. Search the web on your own or try one of the websites listed below.
The following list of websites is not exhaustive and is given only as suggested starting points.
This website collects and makes searchable documents from public policy organizations.
National Association of Social Workers
Advocacy - Issues and Legislation
Federal legislative alerts and updates, current legislation, key votes, and Capitol Hill basics.
National Association of Social Workers - Michigan Chapter
Advocacy - Current Legislation
State legislation being monitored or when a pro/con stance has been taken.
When you need to talk about the various points of view on your topic. You may also try Think Tank information under the Public Policy Websites and Databases, and under the News Articles Tabs. The following sources can identify public opinion, as well as the opinion/intent of policy makers (e.g., legislators, lobbyists, expert consultants).