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*SOCI 1160 Intro to Social Problems (Salcedo): "Take a Stand Letter" -
Resources to Get Started

Identify a Policy

Identify a Policy

US Senate and House Congressional Legislation @ Congress.gov

Find current legislation (bills) and previous Congressional legislative activities of the US Senate and House.

Find State-Level Legislature Websites

Find the equivalent but for state-level legislative activities in a specific state.

Finding Statistics to use as Evidence of a Social Issue

TO CITE A STATISTICAL TABLE FROM THE STATISTICAL ABSTRACT SITE:

Scroll to the bottom of the page that the statistical table is on, and you'll see citations in APA and MLA style. The APA citation is very close to what an ASA citation would look like, so you can use it as a starting point, and follow the below example to adapt it to ASA citation style.

APA Style citation copied from Statistical Abstract for a specific table:

Bureau of Census (2017). School Enrollment By Race, Hispanic Origin, And Age: 2000 To 2015 [Selected Years, As Of October] ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 2017 Online Edition. Retrieved from 
http://statabs.proquest.com.ezproxy.gsu.edu/sa/docview.html?table-no=249&acc-no=C7095-1.4&year=2017&z=6DC7AB2D2E8F48207FA3DDAACBB29244CDF8A087

Adapted ASA Style citation:

Bureau of Census. 2011. “School Enrollment By Race, Hispanic Origin, And Age: 2000 To 2015 [Selected Years, As Of October].” ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 2017 Online Edition. Retrieved June 24, 2017 (http://statabs.proquest.com.ezproxy.gsu.edu/sa/docview.html?table-no=249&acc-no=C7095-1.4&year=2017&z=6DC7AB2D2E8F48207FA3DDAACBB29244CDF8A087).