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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

Use the Business Library's Journal Finder to access journals, magazines, and news sources.

Featured Journal: 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 selecting a filter 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 journal's website (use Google to find it). Editorial policy is usually published under "about us" links or guidelines for authors. news


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 Business Library resources and other online tools for your research.

Need help? You can always visit, call 415-442-7244, email, or Instant Message a librarian. You may also use the contact information on this page to reach me directly. Please feel free to schedule an in-person or phone consultation for research assistance tailored to your information needs.

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