Resource Guide for Public Administration

An EBSCO database, Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database covering social sciences, humanities, education, physical and life sciences, and ethnic studies. To learn how to search Academic Search Premier, check out this interactive tutorial.

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An EBSCO database, Business Source Elite covers business, management, economics, banking, finance, and accounting. Materials indexed include scholarly and peer-reviewed journals. To learn how to search Business Source Elite check out this video tutorial:

Index of legislative information, including congressional publications from 1789 to the present, legislative histories for public laws dating back to 1970, testimony from congressional hearings, bill histories, the Congressional Record and Federal Register, Congressional Research Service reports, and information about congressional members and committees, and Executive documents 1789-1931.  Some full text available.

A collection of databases available frrom CQ Press on various subjects. Includes: Political Handbook of the World, CQ Politics in America, CQ Researcher plus Archive, CQ Almanac, and CQ Weekly. Full text available.

An EBSCO database, ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, is an online library of education research, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Materials indexed include journal articles and research reports (ERIC Documents). Some full text available. To learn how to search ERIC check out this interactive tutorial.

Newspapers, magazines, and periodicals of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Some full text available.

Provides a systematic way to evaluate the world's leading science and social science journals with quantifiable statistical information based on citation data. Measures research influence and impact at journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.

Provides access to materials in African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, Statistics. It is a digitized archive of the backfiles of selected scholarly journals. Full text available.

Index to public and social policy issues, foreign and domestic. Materials indexed include journal articles, government documents, books, pamphlets, yearbooks, and directories.

Covers psychology and related disciplines in the behavioral sciences. Materials indexed include journals, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Some full text available. To learn how to search PsycINFO, check out this interactive tutorial.

Comprehensive guide to federal, state, local and international public documents, spanning over 200 years of publication. Includes title information for federal documents and subject index entries from Poore's, Hickcox and the GPO Monthly Catalog.

Multidisciplinary index covering topics in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. It is the electronic equivalent of the Arts & Humanities Citation IndexSocial Sciences Citation Index, and Science Citation Index. Some full text available.

Covers international literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. This database combines Political Science Abstracts and ABC POL SCI and includes over 800 journals.

Gives readers of research in the social and behavioral sciences an easy-to-use reference work for statistical concepts and methodological terms. also enables people to be informed consumers and critical readers of research works that otherwise might be inaccessible to them. As always, every definition is “nontechnical.” This means that definitions are written in ordinary English whenever possible, and they contain no formulas.

Administration & Society (AAS) published 10 times/year, seeks to further the understanding of public and human service organizations, their administrative processes, and their effect on society.

Publishes articles on public administration, public policy and public management. Much of the work published is international and comparative in nature. A high percentage of articles are sourced from the enlarging Europe and cover all aspects of West and East European public administration.

Public Administration Quarterly (PAQ) publishes articles and symposia of interest to academics and practitioners across the fields of public administration and public affairs. 

A weekly newsmagazine of world politics and current affairs, business, finance, and science published in London, England.

Mental Measurements Yearbook provides information and reviews about standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. Tests in Print serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. It includes test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date, and test author.

Provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about each test, its development, and administration. Full text available for some instruments.

Sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NQMC is a searchable public repository and website for information on specific evidence-based health care quality measures and measure sets. NQMC is sponsored by AHRQ to promote widespread access to quality measures by the health care community and other interested individuals.

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