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Public Administration

This guide is intended to help you identify and locate scholarly and non-scholarly resources (books, articles, etc.) on the subject of public administration. On this guide you'll also find info. on library services, research tips, career info., etc.

Finding Public Policies

"Public policy can be generally defined as a system of laws, regulatory measures, courses of action, and funding priorities concerning a given topic promulgated by a government entity or its representatives." (Kilpatrick, 2010, para. 1).

Source: Kilpatrick, D. G. (2000). Definitions of public policy and the law. Retrieved from

This guide is meant to steer you toward sources to identify policies in your area of research. The guide is not meant to be comprehensive, rather, a starting point to identify policies and how they affect citizens.

Policy may be made at the:

If you are uncertain where to begin consult one of our online reference resources for background information and a holistic overview of a topic.

Reference Resources