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Public Affairs, Public Service, and Public Administration

This guide includes resources for studying public affairs, public service, and public administration.

Researching Policy

Get Some Background

CQ Researcher -- weekly reports on "hot topics" from Congressional Quarterly, Inc.  This is not scholarly publishing, but informative nevertheless. Public Policy Process Intro and CQ Researcher Demo Video


Scholarly Articles


Check out the choices under the FINDING ARTICLES tab, depending upon your subject. Two good places to start are the ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection and Business Source Premier. Business Source Premier Demo


News/Environmental Scan


Look at the sources listed under the NEWSPAPERS  tab.

Use Access World News for the Newark Star Ledger, 1989+.  

Factiva has major US national and regional newspapers--Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor--as well as international newspapers and business sources of note..

A few additional news sources and websites from:  10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real Facts Rather Than Alternative Facts by Paul Glader.

Legislation, Federal and State

US Congress

Use the simple search at the top of the page, or click on MORE OPTIONS. Demo


New Jersey Legislature

Use the guided search on the home page or find more options by using ADVANCED search. NJ Legislature Demo


New York Legislature Links


New York Legislature Information Page (For Quick Searches)


New York State Assembly


New York State Senate



All State Legislatures


Think Tanks

Public Policy Research Think Tanks 2017 ( from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries--Top US Think Tanks


The 50 Most Influential Think Tanks in the United States


Think tanks on this site are listed with descriptions of political orientation.





Policy Process Examples from the Federal Government


The CDC Policy Process


ICE Office of Policy


U.S. Congress Legislative Process



Professional Association Policy Interests


Council of State Governments

Displays areas of interest on home page.  Public policy interests and initiatives articulated throughout the website.





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