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Public Management & Policy: Books

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

Books to start with

The following books address public administration topics generally. These may be helpful background or overview sources for your research.

Reading call #s

Not sure how to use a Call Number to find the book you need? Below is a one-page guide that will help:

How to Read Call Numbers

Any prefix before the call number is important, too. For example, reference book call numbers have the prefix Ref and are shelved separately in the Reference Collection on the 2nd floor of Library North.

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Search for books at GSU Library

Books can provide information on well-established theories or research or provide overviews of topics.

Use GSU Library's online catalog, GIL to find books in our library. (Note: The catalog also lists other materials that are in the library - including microfilm, dissertations, movies, music and special collections - for all campuses.)

You can narrow your results by using the filters on the left of your search results.



Getting books from other libraries

If GSU Library doesn't have the book you want, you have several options:
GIL Express (Universal Catalog)
  • Search the Universal Catalog. 
  • To request books from other University System of Georgia Libraries, Sign In, then:
    • In the dropdown to the right of the search box, select University System of Georgia.
    • Run a search, click on the book you want.
    • If your library doesn't own the book, click on another library.
    • Wait for the Request link to appear and complete the form.
lLLiad (Interlibrary Loan)
  • If a book is not available in the GIL Universal Catalog, you can request it from a non-University System of Georgia library for free using ILLiad. Logon with your Campus ID and password to place request. Read more about ILLiad requests here.
Check out books in person from other libraries
  • In addition, you can search WorldCat to see if another library near you has what you need. This resource searches libraries throughout the world, including public libraries.
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