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Public Administration: Research Guide

This guide will provide access to key databases, resources, and tools for Public Administration.

Helpful Databases for Public Administration

"The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world."

"With premium full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals, this database is an essential tool for business students. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and more."

Lots of eBooks on "Public Administration"

We have 312 eBooks with phrase "Public Administration", as of July 2013.

How to Vet a Journal

"Cabells is the complete source for journal info, evaluation metrics, and submission details-for universities of any size. Real impact starts with finding the right audience."

How to Use Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

You can preform a Google Scholar search directly from this LibGuide. Feel free to check out the Google Scholar Handout for additional information on making the most of a Google Scholar search. 

Additional Library Resources

Citation Guides

The University Writing Center has some great resources for following APA, Chicago, and other Documentation Guidelines.


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Matrix Tool

Literature Review

How to Use Boolean Operators

Prince George Community College offers great tips on how to use boolean operators, in this infographic. The full LibGide can be found at this link (link opens in a new window).

MIT has some great info on truncation and wildcards: Truncation and Wildcards (link opens in a new window)

Snowballing for a Systematic Literature Review

Citation for defintion: Salleh, N. (2014, June 19). Introduction to Systematic Literature Review Method. Slideshare.

Snowballing for a Systematic Literature Review 

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Original source: Leary, R. and Kershaw, J., 2014. Tips For Conducting An Effective Literature Review. [online] Available at:

Research Advisory Program

Research Advisory Program

The Research Advisory Program (RAP) provides one-on-one research assistance for students. Sessions are conducted in person, by phone, or online.