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Public Administration - Guide to Resources via Syracuse University Libraries

An SU Libraries' research starting points guide for public administration

    Database BEST BETS

Looking for a few excellent starting points when researching in public administration?  Try these databases (be sure to visit this guide's More PA Databases page, and buttons on this guide's menu bar, for additional options):


Public Administration Abstracts (Ebsco)

PAIS International (Proquest)

Scopus (Elsevier)

Sage Journals Online

Taylor & Francis Online Journals

Sage Knowledge (eBook collection)


iPOLL Databank (Roper Center for Public Opinion Research)

JSTOR (Ithaka)

Econlit (Proquest)

Books24x7 (Skillsoft - eBook collection)

Business Expert Press (eBook collection)

U.S. Political Stats (Sage)


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Scholarly Encyclopedia

Help With Citing?

Need help on formatting the sources you cite in your academic writing (e.g., APA, MLA, etc.) or want access to full-fledged online bibliographic management systems-like "RefWorks" or "EndNote Web" or "Zotero,"  visit the SU Libraries Citation Support website.

  Watch for the SULinks icon

If you see this next to the record for an article in an SU Libraries database, click on it to see if the full-text is available online.

Public Finance

Standard & Poor's Global Credit Portal

Standard & Poor's Global Credit Portal - Public Finance (U.S.)
Access to indepth credit ratings information and research on various securities issued by U.S. government entities.  View analyses and reports derived from Standard & Poor's global network of analysts.  NOTE:  The SU Libraries' subscription has a five (5) simultaneous user limit and is restricted to the section on "governments."  For those researching corporate securities, the Library offers numerous additional databases with a focus on researching companies and industries.

In the Reference Collection @ Bird Library

Find a Specific Electronic Journal

Do you already know a specific journal title(s) you are looking for--and wish to browse that title or see which database(s) indexes it?  If so, look up that journal title(s) using the library's journal locator.