The two best sources for finding full acse documents at SJSU. Before you use these you should refer to books, articles, or websites to find the names of particular cases you want to search as these do not have good organization by subject matter.
Links to online resources for National laws and regulations with note of physical location when copies are available in the library.
Links to electronic sources for laws and regulations in California
The Council of State Governments provides research papers on public policy issues that affect each state. On their homepage they link to policy priorities which alert legislators on hot issues and research provided for these issues.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides an interactive database called HUD USER that has current information on housing needs, market conditions, and existing programs, as well as conducting research on priority housing and community development issues, etc. One of the many resources on this page is the State of the Cities Data System. In Fast Look major cities, such as
While social workers do have their own confidentiality laws, in certain cases (child abuse being the most common one) they are also considered mandatory reporters. However, Mandated Reporting laws vary by state, so you will need to check on a state by state basis. The links below provide information about mandatory reporting in the US and California.