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Public Administration MPA Research Page

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First things first

So you're starting your MPA program and research projects loom... where to start? 

A few things to get out of the way:

1. Register for your ILLiad (InterLibrary Loan) account here:

         Click on ILLiad login buttonand log in with your Pace username and password

         Fill out the profile information, using your Pace email address

        Through ILLiad you can request articles that are not available full text in Pace library databases.  Articles arrive in 24-48 hours and can be downloaded through your ILLiad account.

         You can learn more about ILLiad here.

 

2. Get a library barcode

       Stop by the library Circulation desk and ask for a barcode, or email barcodes@pace.edu with your name and U number.

Pace library barcode

 Your barcode allows you to request books from other Pace campuses and our partner libraries in New York state. You also need your barcode to log in to your library account and renew books online.

Tutorials

Below are some quick tutorials that will aid you in your research, whether you are looking for scholarly articles, or a book or a dissertation or maybe a New York Times article . . . HELP is only a few clicks away.  There is also a brief tutorial on searching GOOGLE Scholar.   

You can also access many other “how to . . .”  Pace Video Tutorials by going to the following page: http://libguides.pace.edu/videos

Introduction to library resources

Here is a short (18 minute) video that highlights library resources and services for PAA601 students:

MPA Capstone Thesis Access

Some of the MPA Capstones are available digitally, and can be accessed through the Pace Digital Commons.

To get a list of MPA Capstones search the Pace library catalog with the keyword MPA capstone. The printed MPA Capstones are kept in the Mortola Library in Pleasantville on the 2nd floor next to the staircase.  You can read the theses in the library or contact Jennifer Rosenstein for special permission to check out a MPA Capstone Thesis.

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