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POLS 3603 - Public Administration: Find Books

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Boolean Logic
Organize your search. Use AND, OR, or NOT to group search terms for the online catalog and databases.

Types of Searches (Keyword, title, subject, etc.)

Keyword is like Google—it finds your search term anywhere. Exact Search finds words in order. Subject, Title, Author, etc. searches are more powerful because they search only in those parts of the database.

Subject Headings Use Subject Searches (either Exact or Browse) to find database-specific terms that demonstrate what the work is ABOUT.

Truncation Use the asterisk (*) to search using root words. For “teen*” you get “teens”; “teen”; “teenager”, etc.

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Search Terms

When searching the Library's Catalog or WorldCat for books, try using one of the search terms below:

Administrative agencies
Administrative law
Cities and towns
City planning
City and town life
Civic improvement
Civil service
Communication in public administration
Community development, urban
Community power
Crisis management in government
Education, urban
Government liability

Housing policy
Inner cities
Land use, urban
Local government
Minorities and housing
Municipal government
Municipal officials and employees
Municipal services
Planned communities
Public administration
Public administration decision making
Public administration study and teaching
Public administration United States

Public health
Public officers
Public spaces
Regional planning
Sociology, urban
Urban economics
Urban geography
Urban policy
Urban poor
Urban renewal
Urban transportation
Urban ecology
Tourism and planning

Reference Resources

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