This guide provides assistance in doing research in public administration and related areas for students in the Certified Public Manager program. Here you'll find information on electronic and print research material available to you, APA style, and research/writing methods. This guide includes links to both publicly-available Internet resources and to electronic resources available only to members of the Rutgers community, which you can access by visiting a major Rutgers library near you and signing in as a guest.
If you think of material that needs to be added or corrected to help you with your research, or if you have any questions, please contact me.
SPAA Librarian, Newark
Public administration is both an academic discipline and a profession. "The process of public administration consists of the actions involved in effecting the intent or desire of a government." (Waldo, "Public Administration," International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 1968, Vol. 13, p. 145). Public administration can be defined as "the formal procedural and organizational arrangements under which public employees serve a government, by implementing and advising on policy, and managing resources."(Johnston, "Public Administration: Organizational Aspects," 2001, International Organization of Social & Behavioral Sciences pp. 12507-12508).
Materials related to public administration can be found at the Dana Library in Newark, which houses the research collections in public administration and management, the Alexander Library in New Brunswick, which houses the major public policy and political science collections, and the Robeson Library in Camden.