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Public Policy

Resources for Public Policy courses and research in the Public Service and Community Studies department.

EBSCO Discovery Service

Use EBSCO Discovery Service  to search all of the Library's databases at once.

  1. Enter keywords in the search box
  2. After you press 'search', use filters on the left to refine results to include journal articles, full-text, and, if desired, scholarly/peer-reviewed
  3. Click on the title to access the full text



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Ethical Approach to Research

Practicing ethical research is essential regardless of the type of research you are doing. However, it is particularly critical when working with human subjects and their data, which you will do frequently in your research in Public Policy. The elements of ethical research listed below can also be used as you evaluate resources that you find.

  • Consider the subjectivity of the author.

  • Consider the time in which the resource was created.

  • Consider the mission and goals of the organization with which the author is affiliated (especially when thinking about research funding), and the scope and biases of the organization or journal in which the resource was published.

  • Address your own biases and subjectivity and the ethos or the mission and goals of the organization with which you are affiliated.

  • Respect the autonomy of the individuals in your study when using data and other primary sources.

  • Uphold the right of privacy of the individuals in your study when conducting original research.

  • Cite all sources.

  • Follow all copyright conditions.

Select Resources

The journals listed below are not an exhaustive list, but merely an example of some of the leading places to get you started. Many of these journals are also located in the databases listed on the previous tab.


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