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Public Management & Policy: Articles

Search tips and research resources for topics related to management in the public sector and public policy. Also includes resources for citing sources.

About finding articles

The most efficient way to find articles on a topic is to search a database, which allows you to search for articles from hundreds of journals at once.

Each database searches different sets of journals, so usually you'll want to search several databases.

See "Getting the full article" box (bottom left) to learn how to access available full text articles.

All of the databases listed below are accessible from off campus. Off-campus users will be prompted for their Campus ID/password.

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Core Databases

Getting the full article

1) First, look for a direct link to the article. Specifically, look for links that say "HTML Full Text" or "PDF Full Text."

2) If you don't see one of these links, look for a button next to article you want. Clicking this button will check for full text availability outside of the database you are currently searching. A new window will open and depending on what full text formats are available through the Library, you will be see several link options:

Full Text Online
Means that electronic full text of the article is available from one of GSU Library's full text providers. Click this link to proceed to full text provider's site where you will look for PDF link to article. If you are off campus, you will probably be asked for your CampusID/password. Once on the full text provider site, you may need to "drill down" to specific volume/issue to access full text.

We May Have a Copy in Print
If this link appears as the first option, then no electronic full text is available. However, the library may have a print copy of the article. Clicking this link will search the GSU Library catalog, GIL, to see if the library owns any print volumes of the journal in which the article is published. If so, you will need to check the Recent Issues or Volumes Owned fields to see what volumes/issues are available.

Request This Item Through Interlibrary Loan
If neither electronic nor print access is available at GSU Library, you can click this link to access Illiad, GSU Library's system for requesting articles (and other materials) from other libraries. This service is free for GSU students/employees.

Occasionally, people encounter problems trying to access articles from home using the "Find It @ GSU" button. Sometimes pop-up blockers prevent the "Find It" window from opening, so check your browser settings. Additional information on the "Find It @ GSU" button feature can be found here.

Ask a librarian for help if you can't find what you need!

News Sources

Additional databases

See the Government Information tab above for additional resources on policy or legal issues.

Also refer to other subject-specific LibGuides for other databases that cover common public management and policy topics, such as Criminal Justice, Education Policy Studies, Health, and Social Work.