Using the Political Science and Government Literature

By Author not assigned

© 2011 – CRC Press

750 pages

About the Book

This guide provides academics, students, librarians, researchers and public administrators with the tools that can direct them through the immeasurable amount of public administration information sources. Not only a compendium of political science and government resources, this book also offers critical insight into how to use the information sources and how to access future sources as well as how this information can be studied and taught. The contributors, which include public administration scholars and librarians, have assembled a guide that will be indispensable for the public administrator to produce a policy paper and for the scholar or student to begin the research process.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Definition of Research in Public Affairs

Chapter 2: Journals

Chapter 3: Handbooks

Chapter 4: Encyclopedias

Chapter 5: Dictionaries

Chapter 6: Web Searching and Websites

Chapter 7: The Teaching Literature and Multimedia Archives

Chapter 8: Government Documents and Reports

Chapter 9: Directories of Governments and Officials

Chapter 10: Case Studies

Chapter 11: Publishers and Bookstores

Chapter 12: Grants from Governments and Foundations

Chapter 13: Magazines and Newspapers: Print, On-line and Archives

Chapter 14: Indexing and Abstracting Services

Chapter 15: Statistics and Numeric and Spatial Data

Chapter 16: Libraries and Archives

Chapter 17: Bibliographies

Chapter 18: Writing Aids

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Library and Information Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General