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LIBRARY GUIDE TO PS 3305 - Public Administration


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

Print Sources


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

Encyclopedia of Associations (Ref HS 17 .E53 )

Michigan State and Local Government on the Web

Directory of State Governments

Public Policy Issues and Groups


Biographical Dictionary of Public Administration. (Ref. JA 61 .W54 2001)

Public Administration Dictionary. (Ref. JA 61 .F69 1995)

Public Administration Dictionary. (Ref. JA 61 .C47 1988)

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


Statistical Abstract of the United States. (also available at Ref. Desk HA 202 .S7)

Historical Statistics of the united States Colonial times to 1970 Online

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.

World Bank Public Sector Debt Statistics


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