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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. 

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." 

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!