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Public Affairs, Public Service, and Public Administration: Public Policy Process

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

https://www.congress.gov//

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

 

New Jersey Legislature

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/

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)

http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/navigate.cgi

 

New York State Assembly

https://nyassembly.gov/

 

New York State Senate
https://www.nysenate.gov/

 

 

All State Legislatures

https://www.congress.gov/state-legislature-websites

 

Think Tanks

Public Policy Research Think Tanks 2017 (https://guides.library.upenn.edu/c.php?g=476482&p=3254043) from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries--Top US Think Tanks

https://guides.library.upenn.edu/c.php?g=476482&p=3254045

 

The 50 Most Influential Think Tanks in the United States

https://thebestschools.org/features/most-influential-think-tanks/

 

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

 

 

 

 

Policy Process Examples from the Federal Government

 

The CDC Policy Process
https://www.cdc.gov/policy/polaris/policy-cdc-policy-process.html

 

ICE Office of Policy

https://www.ice.gov/management-administration/policy

 

U.S. Congress Legislative Process

https://www.congress.gov/legislative-process

 

 

Professional Association Policy Interests

 

Council of State Governments

https://www.csg.org/

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

 

 

 

 
 
 

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