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Public Policy & Administration

Finding Books/E-Books

Need help finding a topic?

The resources listed below might be able to help you find a topic, narrow it down, find general background information (like dates, event names, etc.), or help you develop keywords for searching. Remember! Background research does not support arguments or provide evidence!

Basic Search Tips

  • Place quotation marks around keyword phrases

"trench warfare"
"Iranian Coup"

  • Capitalize Boolean logic connectors (AND, OR).

narrative OR plot
"American Involvement" AND World War I

  • Click either "View all formats and languages" or "View all editions" to view all library holdings for a particular title.
  • Items at UD appear first in the list of search results. Other items can be requested via interlibrary loan.

Advanced Search Tips

  • Type au:, su: or ti: before your keywords to specify author, subject or title words.

su:American Revolution

Browsing the stacks in Morris Library can be extremely helpful when you are looking for additional sources for your research. Most books related to Public Policy can be found on the lower level of Morris Library and fall under the following Library of Congress classifications

JF: Political institution and public administration

JJ: Political institution and public administration (North America)

JK: Political institution and public administration (United States)

JL: Political institution and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)

JN: Political institution and public administration (Europe)

JQ: Political institution and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)

JS: Local government.  Municipal government.

JV: Colonies and colonization; Emigration and immigration; International migration.

JX: International Law

JZ: International Relations

You can also "browse" the shelves virtually by searching by Call Number through DELCAT.