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LIBRARY GUIDE TO PS 3305 - Public Administration


ProQuest One Business
Provides access to articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed business journals, trade journals and business news publications. Includes the full-text of the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Economist.

Academic Search Complete  Multi-disciplinary full-text database for social sciences, humanities, and science.

Business Source Elite  An excellent business database which in addition to periodical articles includes full-text company and industry information.

MarketLine  Includes company and industry reports, country profiles, as well as market data and country statistics.

Mergent Online  Financial data on domestic and international publicly traded companies, including annual reports, SEC filings, news, and other information. Limited to seven users at a time, therefore log off after using.

New York Times Historical  Full-text, full-image articles from The New York Times, going back to 1851 with regular content additions as the publisher allows.

Newspaper Source Plus  Provides full-text from a large collection of major news sources, including newspapers, magazines, newswires, and television and radio transcripts.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context  A wide range of resources, both scholarly and non-scholarly, on numerous social issues.

Google Scholar
You can check the availability of article full text if you use our link to Google Scholar, which will ask you to log in with your OU NetID. How to export to RefWorks  

Print Sources


International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration. (Ref. H 97 .I574 1998)

Michigan State and Local Government on the Web

Directory of State Governments

Public Policy Issues and Groups


The Dictionary of Public Policy and Administration. (Ref. H 97 .S483 2004) 


Statistical Abstract of the United States (Proquest)
The Statistical Abstract of the United States Online is the standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States – including vital and health statistics. It is also designed to serve as a guide to other statistical publications and sources, both in print and on the Web. 

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Data.gov - "The home of the U.S. government's open data."

U.S. Data & Statistic from USA.gov - Data and statistics about the United States

U.S. Agencies & Departments Index from USA.gov - Index of U.S. government agencies and departments

City and County Data Book 2007

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book 2010

State and Local Areas Census Information

Federal State and Local Governments From the Census Bureau this contains a wealth of data.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest collection of digital social science data. These data can be used for secondary research, instructional activities, and to write articles, papers or theses.



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