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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: Nov 11, 2014 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.    Intro to Research
  2.    Finding Articles
  3.    Finding Books
  4.    Finding Government Publications

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.    Recommended Resources (Recommended by SPA faculty! A great place to start your research)
  2.    Citations
  3.    Dissertations
  4.    Environmental Policy
  5.    Law/Legislation (which includes Court Decisions and Regulations)
  6.    Local Government
  7.    Nonprofit Management
  8.    Statistics
  9.     Videos (Use this to find videos on Public Administration & Public Affairs)

 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).

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