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Public Policy

A research guide for CSUDH students in Public Policy Administration.

Theories and Concepts

Parts of Research

Best Databases for Articles

The databases below are recommended for political administration articles; see the full database list for databases in all fields.

If you're unsure of the database you'd like to use to find your articles (or would like to search by Journal Title), use the Library Catalog (OneSearch) available here. 

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Search OneSearch (Library Catalog) for additional articles. Choose the "Articles" option from the dropdown menu. 

Newspaper Search

Newspapers

Historical and current newspapers report on events and provide expert opinions and public perspectives. Some news articles also link to and summarize academic research and statistics. Not sure if a news source is credible or reporting accurate facts? Use the 4 Moves & a Habit process to evaluate news. 

When would I need to find newspapers? You might use historical newspapers as a primary source in talking about a specific event like the Los Angeles Times coverage of the Watts Riots in 1965, or use current news articles for background information on a public issue like Time magazine cover story on the Parkland school shooting and youth activism

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APA Citation

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APA Citation Guide

A guide with examples for formatting a in-text citation, reference list citations, and an APA research paper.

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Generating a Citation

How to generate a citation in OneSearch, EBSCO databases, and Google Scholar. Recommendations for citation guides.

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Datasets

Public and Non-Profit Organizations

Public (or government) resources typically end with the .gov domain (e.g., lacounty.gov, ca.gov, etc). Non-profit organizations often have a .org domain but not always. The best way of determining whether or not an organization is a non-profit, look for the organizations' 501(c)(3) status on the website, check with the California Secretary of State Business Search, or Guidestar.

Below is an annotated list of public and non-profit organizations in California.

Public (or government) resources typically end with the .gov domain (e.g., lacounty.gov, ca.gov, etc). Non-profit organizations often have a .org domain but not always. The best way of determining whether or not an organization is a non-profit, look for the organizations' 501(c)(3) status on the website, check with the IRS Tax Exempt Organization Search, or Guidestar.

Below is an annotated list of public and non-profit organizations in the United States.

Public (or government) resources typically end with the .gov domain (e.g., lacounty.gov, ca.gov, etc). Non-profit organizations often have a .org domain but not always. The best way of determining whether or not an organization is a non-profit, look for _______

Below is an annotated list of public and non-profit organizations internationally