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Public Policy & Administration

Finding Articles

This collection of databases is but a small sample of what UD subscribes to. For a full list of what we have, go to our "Databases" page and search for "Government, Law, & Politics" from the "Browse by Subject" list. 

Disaster Studies: 




Public Health: 

Journals give you the ability to search for articles on a specific topic or event. It can be an easier way to find relevant information because you are usually not sifting through a large pool of results. If you visit the E-Journals page, you can bring up a list of all the journals with subject content in Law, Politics, & Government. You can also search for a specific journal title from the E-Journals page or in DELCAT Discovery. 

You can search for individual newspaper titles via the E-Journals page found under the Research tab. This can be an easier way for you to find where specific titles "live." 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a great resource if you are looking to find broad articles across the field. While on campus, Google Scholar will recognize and automatically tell you if UD has access to the article, then link to the article directly. 

Keep in mind, for a more accurate search, conduct your research through the Library's website. 

Tips & Tricks for Searching for Articles

Finding articles within databases and journals is not the same process you would use to conduct a search in Google or an internet search engine. You cannot type in a question, but rather need to choose specific keywords and phrases to find results. These tips are similar to how you would search for material in DELCAT Discovery. 

Helpful Ways to Search: 

  • Use quotations around a phrase to "tell" the database or journal that you want these words to remain together.
    • Ex: "Public Health" 
  • Think of synonyms to your keywords!
  • Use AND/OR to connect words, concepts, and phrases together to receive specified results.
    • Ex: Racial Inequality AND Public Health

Use the Advanced Search option in databases and journals to narrow down by date, region, type of document, and more!