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This research guide lists major resources useful for public administration research. This is by no means an exhaustive list so if you do not find what you need, please contact me either by e-mail, phone, or in person in Young Library.
Covers a broad range of subjects. Indexes over 8,000 publications; almost 7,000 are scholarly journals (3,900 in direct full-text); full-text available for issues of almost 5,000 publications overall. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Includes an Image Collection.
Provides reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Each CQ Researcher report offers coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Reports include a background and chronology, an assessment of the current situation, tables and maps, pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, and more. CQ Global Researcher articles are freely available to all CQ Researcher customers on this site.
Access to social science data files. Direct downloading is available; click on 'downloads' once you have identified the data file you want; registration with a MyData account is required for most data file downloads. The data files require statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata) to manipulate the data; see Information Technology's Statistical Software page for information on acquiring software and usage assistance. For assistance with locating data files in ICPSR, contact the Young Library Reference Desk. For more information on ICPSR, see the ICPSR Research Guide or visit the ICPSR site.
Searchable full-text journal backfile collection that includes 39 titles in public policy & public administration. Please note that there is often an embargo that keeps you from accessing the latest years of most journals.
Indexes coverage of issues in the public debate through highly selective coverage of a wide variety of sources, including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material and more. The database includes a historical perspective on many of the 20th century's social and public policies.
The Political Science Database includes 450 leading political science and international relations journals. This collection provides the full text of many core titles included in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. Political Science Database also includes thousands of recent, full-text, political science dissertations from U.S. and Canadian universities and other sources such as country reports and policy papers.
Web of Science provides a wide array of resources including the Social Sciences Citation Index which provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found in over 8,600 scholarly science and technical journals covering more than 150 disciplines, as well as numerous other indexes. Web of Science offers Journal Citation Reports which shows you the total number of cites for a particular journal as well as the journal's impact factor. Web of Science provides cited reference searches which allow you to search for items that cite a particular article. This can be very helpful as it can lead you to more relevant works in your area of interest. Visit http://libguides.uky.edu/WOS for tips on using Web of Science.
Contains 3687 sources from 152 countries, including print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Full-text of over 600 U.S. newspapers, including the Lexington Herald-Leader (1983 - present) and other Kentucky newspapers.
Includes access to over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical and reference publications (most full-text, the rest abstracted), primarily newspapers, magazines and journals. Covers local, regional and international newspapers (in English and non-English languages). Includes broadcast transcripts, case law, legal codes, regulations, Shepard's Citations to Supreme Court cases (back to 1789), company financial information, and SEC filings and reports.