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Research Guides

Public Administration: Get Started

Guide to selected print and electronic Public Administration information sources available to SUU students, faculty and staff. For more information or help, contact the Department Librarian below or Library Reference at 865-8040.

Welcome to the Public Administration Research Guide!

This guide is to help you get a jumpstart on Public Administration research by giving an overview of what discipline resources are available in the library, along with some quick tips on how to find and use them.

Resources for Public Administration


Sherratt Library provides access to a number of databases on a wide range of subjects. Below is a list of databases with content related to [discipline]:

Journals and Periodicals

Although many of the journals we have in Sherratt Library are available in electronic form, there are times when a print copy is the way to go. Below is a list of journals we have in print and electronic formats. (Note: Print copies of journals are housed on the first floor of Sherratt Library, organized alphabetically by title.)

Books and Ebooks

Here at Sherratt Library, we use the Library of Congress classification system (call numbers) to organize most of our items, including print books and e-books. Below is a general list of call numbers that relate to [discipline] (they can help you find items faster).

Library of Congress Call Numbers for Public Administration

JA-Political science
JC-Political theory
JJ- Political institutions and public administration (North America)
JK- Political institutions and public administration (United States)
JS- Local government
JZ- International relations