Step 1: Check the Agency Website
Go to the website for the agency that runs the program of interest. Locate any evaluations published there.
Step 2: Search library databases (see below for suggestions!)
a) Start with the program name in quotation marks.
Example: "earned income tax credit"
b) If you get too many results, or a lot of results aren't evaluations, focus your search like this:
"Program Name" AND (outcome OR effectiv* OR evaluat* OR assess* OR impact)
Databases for any policy area
Databases for specific policy areas
Step 3: Mine bibliographies for older evaluations
Check the bibliographies & footnotes of the evaluations you find for additional program evaluations, then find those via library.gmu.edu
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