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POLS 3603 - Public Administration: Find Articles

What is a Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed Article?

Peer-reviewed journal articles have gone through a special review process (peer review, naturally). This means scholars of a discipline have read an article carefully and determined that it makes a worthwhile contribution and was researched correctly. This is why instructors prefer you to use peer-reviewed articles -- it guarantees that your sources are good ones.

Journal Locator

To find an article, search the Journal Locator for the journal title. Here's an example of where in the citation you'll find the title.

Citation: Shapiro, S. L., Carlson, L. E., Astin, J. A., & Freedman, B. (2006). Mechanisms of mindfulness. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62, 373–386. 10.1002/jclp.20237 "Journal of Clinical Psychology" is highlighted.

If we don't have access, you can request the article through interlibrary loan.

Google Scholar

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Search Terms

When searching in the library's databases, 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

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Articles, books, and other materials in one comprehensive search!

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