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How to use Auraria Library resources to research Public Administration, and Public Affairs more generally, as well as Environmental Policy, Non-Profit Management, and Local Government.
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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How to use this guide!


Do you need to know how to do research in Public Administration and Public Affairs? How to find books, articles and other documents on these topics?

If so, you're in the right place. This guide is designed to do just that!

There are certain research techniques that are common to all (or at least most) databases and online library catalogs. Some of the tabs at the top of the page will show you what those research techniques are, and how to use them. Go to:

1.    Articles

2.    Books

3.    Govt Docs

There you'll learn how to find books, articles, etc., on any topic, not just Public Administration and Affairs.

Once you understand the research techniques mentioned above, you can use the other tabs at the top of the page. These provide lists of library resources that can be used to find information on a particular topic, or to locate a certain kind of material. They are:

1.    Enviro Policy

2.    Laws (which includes Court Decisions and Regulations)

3.    Local Govt

4.    Non-Profit Mgmt

5.    Videos

6.    Citations, Dissertations & Stats

Also, see the resources recommended by SPA faculty (see the box on the right)! These are a great place to start your research!

If after reviewing this guide you're still having problems doing your research, please see Research Help Options, or contact your "Featured Librarian" (see right).


Public Administration/Public Affairs Materials Recommended by SPA Faculty

The Auaria Library has thousands of books, articles and other information resources on Public Administration and Public Affairs. See below for some of these resources that faculty at the School of Public Affairs (SPA) recommend:

1. Encyclopedia Of Public Administration And Public Policy - An introduction to the numerous subjects included in Public Administration/Public Affairs, with references to additional sources ofinformation.

2. Prominent Public Administration/Public Affairs journals

Administration and Society

Administrative Theory & Praxis

American Review of Public Administration

Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Policy Studies Journal

Public Administration Review

Public Budgeting and Finance

Public Integrity

Public Personnel Management

Public Productivity & Management Review

Review of Public Personnel Administration

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