Portland State University

Public Administration Resources

Recommended Resources

Contains full text of CQ Researcher reports, CQ Weekly (bills and legislative actions)as well as reference works on politics, commerce, and the U.S. Congress.

Searches multiple U.S. Federal Government databases that retrieve reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.

Contains full text scholarly and peer-reviewed articles covering all areas of law.

Covers public affairs, public and social policy, and international relations. Includes national and international journal articles, books, government documents, statistics, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, microfiche, and pertinent web sites.

Other Resources

Contains scholarly articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, policy briefs, and white papers focused on international affairs.

Collects full text, abstracts, and citations for U.S. legislative information, regulations, and news with augmented full text coverage of Congressional hearings for 1824-1979. Updated daily when Congress is in session.

Contains full text encyclopedias, directories, handbooks, and guides in political science.

Offers citations, abstracts, and full text articles in scholarly journals on crime trends, prevention and deterrence, juveniles, police, courts,and sentencing.

Provides full text journals, books, and reference works that cover agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts along with urban planning.

Houses information on foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities. In-library use only for one user at a time. Please visit the Library reference desk for access information.

Maintains a global reference on the environment, energy, and natural resources.

Archives social science data that includes aging, child care, criminal justice, demography, education, political science as well as public and mental health.

Contains full text articles from major research journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage of most journals starts from the beginning of a journal's publication and typically excludes the most recent three to five years.

Includes full text sources for regional, national, and international newspapers as well as business, legal, and medical publications, and also, government documents.

Covers international journals in all areas of medicine and the life sciences from 1946 to the present. Published by the National Library of Medicine, includes links to open access, full text articles.

Indexes citations for books and articles as wells as full text articles and ebooks from scholarly presses.

Contains citations and full text to U.S. legislative information from 1970 to the present, with additional coverage of Congressional hearings from 1824 to 1979.

Provides profiles of U.S. companies, health care providers, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

Contains full text, Sage research methods books, handbooks, and encyclopedias. Includes videos and interactive mapping tools.

Includes citations of journal articles, dissertations, and conference proceedings focused on social work, human services, social welfare, social policy, and community development.

Contains state-level historical data for the areas of agriculture, crime and law enforcement, defense, economy, education, employment and labor, energy and environment, geography, government finances, health, households and housing, population, social welfare as well as transportation.

Maintains citation searching for high impact research journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Indexes articles related to political institutions, international law and politics, public policy, public administration, political theory, and political economics. Indexes sources from 1975 to the present.