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Resources Guide for Public Administration

Multidisciplinary database covering social sciences, humanities, education, physical and life sciences, and ethnic studies.

Business Source Elite covers business, management, economics, banking, finance, and accounting. Materials indexed include scholarly and peer-reviewed journals.

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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.

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Need something special? One of the electronic resources available through the University of Oklahoma Libraries may help. A list of full-text journal titles included in each one is also provided. You may need to log in to access the list.

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

Evaluates journals using citation data from science and social science journals included in Web of Science.

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Full-text online access to back issues (no content newer than 3-5 years old) of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities and social sciences. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.

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Link to OU-Tulsa's online catalog of locally-held books, journals, maps, and visual materials. Links to electronic materials available through the University Libraries in Norman.


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

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.

Access statistics produced by the federal and state government, international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and universities. Includes the Congressional Information Service (CIS), the American Statistics Index (ASI), Statistical Reference Index (SRI), and Index to International Statistics (IIS). Some full text available.

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Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions. No full text, but comprehensive coverage.

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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.

Vogt, 2nd ed. (1999) 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.

Advances understanding of public and human service organizations, their administrative processes and their effects on society. A leading forum for the exchange of ideas and information on current topics, research questions, and philosophical dilemmas of interest to academics in public administration and related disciplines

A selection of full-text electronic journals for Public Administration students.

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

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.

A general journal publishing single-article manuscripts and symposia in all areas of public administration

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