Research Institutes and Think Tanks
"Think tanks are independent, nonpartisan, non-university-based organizations that conduct policy research.... The primary purpose of think tanks is to educate the public and policymakers through research relating to current policy issues."
McDonald, Lauren. "Think Tanks." Encyclopedia of Social Problems. Ed. Vincent N. Parrillo. Vol. 2. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2008. 937-939. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.
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Federal Government Policy Sources
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