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Selected Databases

Research Library (Proquest): Search the full collection of journals, magazines and newspapers for information on a broad range of general subjects. (Includes APS Online and Historical New York Times.)

Academic Universe - (Lexis-Nexis): LexisNexis Academic Universe provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications, using a variety of flexible search options. Over 40 different databases are available by cagegory: News (U.S. and international papers, newswires, news magazines, media transcripts, blogs, some updated hourly), General (as News, plus business, industry, and healthcare publications), Legal (federal, state, Canadian, and EU statutes and court cases, law reviews, patents), Business (company dossiers, profiles, and financial reports), and People (who’s whos and obituaries).

Congressional Universe - (LexisNexis)(ProQuest): LexisNexis® Congressional allows you to explore Congress in action with the most comprehensive online resource available for congressional publications and legislative research.You can perform in-depth research in public policy, historical, and legal areas of interest. This database includes abstracts and indexing for congressional publications, legislative histories, member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, and financial data; and the full text of key regulatory and statutory resources.

Legal Collection - (EBSCO): Centered on the discipline of law and legal topics, Legal Collection is a collection of respected, scholarly peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents, and case studies. This database is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. Legal Collection offers full text for more than 250 of the world’s best law journals. This database provides information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment and much more. Full text journals contained in this database include: American Journal of Criminal Law, California Law Review, and many more. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965.

FDsys (Federal Digital System): FDSys stands for Federal Digital System, which is a searchable database providing comprehensive and full text online access to a wide range of official federal government publications. It replaces the now-defunct GPO Access.

Social Services Abstracts - (CSA/Proquest): Abstracts and indexes over 1,300 journals, plus book reviews and doctoral dissertations in social work, human services, social policy, social welfare, and community development.

More Resources

Annual Reviews: Annual Reviews provides authoritative, analytic reviews in 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Annual Reviews saves you time by synthesizing the vast amount of primary research literature and identifying the principal contributions in your field.

Bibliography of Native North Americans: A bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 100,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada.

Electronic Collections Online - (OCLC): OCLC List of 19 full text & 11 citation/abstract databases.

Facts On File (World News Digest): Facts On File World News Digest @ FACTS.com brings together complete content from the Facts On File World News Digest and a live news feed from Reuters® to answer questions about events, people, issues, facts, and figures from 1940 to the present. Facts On File World News Digest @ FACTS.com also delivers maps, photographs, historic documents, and special overviews of key issues, newsmakers, and events since 1940.

Hispanic American Periodicals Index - (HAPI) - Spanish language content: The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) is your source for over 265,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI currently provides over 34,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.

ICPSR - (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research): The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an organization of member institutions working together to maintain and provide access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction.

JSTOR: JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. JSTOR is an interdisciplinary archive of hundreds of journals in the arts, humanities, business and social sciences.

Latin American Newsletters - Spanish language content: Since 1967, Latinnews (Latin American Newsletters) has been acknowledged as the foremost source of intelligence on political and economic developments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read by business executives, the financial services sector, government officials and leading academics alike, Latinnews’ comprehensive range of print and online resources offers subscribers a reliable, accurate and timely source of insight into key events that shape the region. "

Latin American NewsStand(Proquest) - Spanish language content: A ProQuest database that offers a selection of full-text Latin-American newspapers and newswires covering international and Latin-American regional topics.

Social Sciences Module - (Proquest): Search periodicals on social science subjects such as anthropology, culture, criminology, political science, social welfare, urban development, and more in this ProQuest Research Library module.

SourceOECD - OECD iLibrary: The OECD iLibrary, the new platform giving seamless and comprehensive access to statistical data, books, journals and working papers.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set 1817-1980: Full texts of bills, reports, journals, and other documents from the U.S. Congress going back to 1817.

Selected Internet Resources

  • American Society for Public Administration. ASPA is the largest and most prominent professional association in public administration.
  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education. This website features job listings, grants, free newsletter, diversity initiatives and much more.
  • Governments on the WWW. This site offers links to official government information worldwide. For most nations there are links to a variety of their national offices.
  • National Academy of Public Administration. The National Academy of Public Administration is the preeminent organization dedicated to improving the performance of governance systems-the network of public institutions, nonprofit organizations, and private companies that share in the implementation of public policy.
  • National Association of Counties. The National Association of Counties (NACO) was created in 1935 when county officials wanted to have a strong voice in the nation's capital.
  • National Center for Public Productivity. The NCPP is a research and public service organization devoted to improving productivity in the public sector. The National Center's mission is to assist federal, state, local and not-for-profit agencies in further improving their capacity to provide quality services.
  • National Conference of State Legislatures. This organization offers a variety of services to help lawmakers tailor policies that will work for their states and their constituents.
  • National League of Cities. The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States.
  • PAT NET. The Public Administration Theory Network is an international network of professional interested in the advancement of public administration theory.
  • Public Administration and Management: An Interactive Journal. A refereed internet journal providing full-text access to its articles.
  • State and Local Government on the Net. Resource guide to government sponsored Internet sites.

Print Resources

  • Public Administration Dictionary [JA61 .C47 1988]
  • International encyclopedia of public policy and administration. [REF H97 .I574 1998]
  • Handbook of public administration [JF1351 .H275 1998]
  • Introducing Public Administration[JF1351 .S448 1997]
  • Public Administration in America[JF1351 .G66 1998]

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