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Public Administration MPA Research Page


Where do I start?


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The hardest thing about research is often just getting started! The library's Quick Search tool (see the box below) is a great place to start.  You can limit to academic journals, limit by date and more.  Once you're ready to do more targeted article searches you can use the list of recommended journals or search a specific database like Business Source Premier.

Recommended Journals

Periodical Databases

To search the journal literature and periodicals, use one or more of the Library's subscription databases.

On the Library's A-Z Databases page, you can choose "Public Administration" from the Subject List. You will see a number of databases listed there in which you can search. These are the most highly recommended databases:

Interlibrary Loan

When you find an article listed in a database, and the article is not immediately available to read, use the Search for Item button to search Pace's periodical holdings. If you get a message that directs you to use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan service to request a copy of the article, follow the link.

  • Articles (pdf files/photocopies) can take anywhere from 24 hours to a few days to obtain.
  • Books, conference proceedings and other documents are also available for request and can be picked up at your home campus Library.

Journal Title Search - Ebsco

You can browse journal and periodical holdings using the Subject Lists, or use the widget below to search for a particular publication title.

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