Welcome to the Government Information Connection's Policy Resources subject guide. Here you will find information for locating law, regulation, administrative code at various levels of government, in addition to other policy-related resources.
Policy, Policy Analysis, and Policy Research: What's the difference?
What is Policy?
The CDC defines policy as "a law, regulation, procedure, administrative action, incentive, or voluntary practice of governments and other institutions. Policy decisions are frequently reflected in resource allocations."
Policy Research vs. Policy Analysis
Policy research shows the effects of policy where policy analysis looks at the problems of policy or the examination of potential policy.