Before getting started with research, it is a good idea to start with some background and context to the issues you are investigating. The sources below will help you get to that information quickly.
Use the Online Catalog to locate books and other materials in Reynolds Library. To find books on US Policy Issues, search on the policy and "United States":
These databases (listed in the order of likelihood they will be useful to you) will get you to news and scholarly journal articles on public policies. Be sure to include 'United States' as a search term as many of them are international in scope.