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Public Policy Formation (34:833:510): Policy Analysis

This guide is designed to help you find resources to complete your papers for Professors Crowley and Garlatti, Fall 2021,

Featured Resource-Implementation of your Legislation

Try searching for Congressional Hearings post-enactment of your public law.  These hearings, sometimes called "oversight" hearings provide Congress with information regarding implementation, problems and solutions. Use  Congressional Publications:  Select only Hearings from the facets on the left and enter the title of your law or keywords in the search box; adjust the dates covered range as well.  Search example:  (oversight or implementation) AND "energy policy act of 2005"

Journal Articles

(A more complete list is here.)



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Tips for Using Quicksearch to Find Books and Articles

To Search:

  • Use AND to combine your concepts, e.g., railroad station AND subway station (AND must be in caps)
  • Use OR to combine synonyms, related terms, e.g.,  transportation OR highway  (OR must be in caps)
  • Complex/nested search: china AND (urbanization OR urban development)
  • Use the * (asterik)  to search for the root word and any ending, e.g.,transport* will retrieve  transport, transports, transportation, etc.
  • To search for an exact phrase, place the phrase in quotation marks, e.g., "energy policy act of 2005"

To Refine Your Result List:

  • For Books: on  the results list page, from the facets on the left-hand side under "Limit to" select 'Held by Library"
  • To specifically find E-books, on the results list page on the left, under "Limit to" select "Available Online", and under "Resource Type" choose "Books"
  • For Articles: on the results list page, under "Limit to" select "peer-reviewed journals" and under "Resource Type" choose "Articles"
  • See also Refining Results
  • Use Advanced Search to limit your search to specific fields, like title, author, or subject  and resource type, e.g., books, articles.

Government Analysis/ Research Reports

Newspaper Databases

Think Tanks, Policy Research Centers, etc.

A sampling...

Public Opinion


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