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Public Administration (PAD): Home

This guide list books, websites and databases to use for public administration research as well as topic development, APA citation, and much more.

Find a Journal!

If you know the title of a journal, magazine, or news source, you can find out which database it's available in. Use the Journal Finder and follow the links to the print or electronic version.

Featured Journal:  Click here to access the California Journal of Politics and Policy.

Peer review

Peer review is part of the publication process of scholarly articles. Professionals and scholars in the field read the manuscript to ensure that it is up to the standards of the journal.

Finding peer reviewed articles can be as simple as checking a box on the search page of the Business Source Complete or ProQuest databases. If you're searching elsewhere and aren't sure whether an article is peer reviewed, your best bet is to go to the journals website (use Google to find it). Editorial policy is usually published under "about us" links or guidelines for authors. news


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Public Administration Research: Getting Started

Welcome to the Public Administration Research Guide!

Use the tabs at the top of the page to get started with library and web sources for your research.

You can always visit, call 415-442-7244, email, or IM a librarian, and you may also use the contact info on this page to reach me directly. Please feel free to schedule an in-person or phone consultation for research assistance tailored to your needs!

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Allegra Porter
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