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Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.

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Beyond the DNL

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  • Articles arrive via e-mail within 3-5 business days.
  • Books arrive within 2 weeks and are held in your name.
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Before searching in a specialized subject database, you might want to try a broad interdisciplinary database, like our new All Search tool.

Selected Databases for Public Administration Research

Selected Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.

  • Political Science Complete New!
    This database provides coverage of global political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. Subject areas include organizational studies, peace and conflict studies, economics, human rights, and public policy and administration. Coverage: 1958-present.
  • Social Science Journals
    Social Science Journals contains full text and citations covering the social sciences including subjects: anthropology, communication science, demography, economics, education, political science, policy studies, psychology, social work, and sociology. Coverage: 1994- Present. Updated: Regularly.
    An archive of digitized scholarly journals and books, covering many subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • Business Source Elite
    Business Source Elite provides popular and scholarly articles on a variety of business topics, including management and economics, accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, and sales. Contains access to Harvard Business review, AAA journals, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal.
    Coverage: 1985-present
  • PAIS International & Archive
    Containing citations and abstracts for publications from many countries throughout the world, this database focuses on areas of public concern and potential legislation. Indexes journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, and web content.
  • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)  Icon  Icon
    CIAO is a source for research in international affairs. Includes a range of materials from 1991 onward, including university institute working papers, foundation-funded research projects, papers from NGOs, proceedings from conferences, policy briefs, books, journals, and original case studies written by international affairs experts.
  • Global Issues in Context
    A collection of readings on global issues, conflicts, and news. Subject areas include sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, and English composition. Contains video and other multimedia files.
  • All Databases for Public Administration . . .

Selected Databases for Healthcare Management Research

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
    With full-text for the top nursing and allied health literature and indexing for thousands of additional journals and documents, this database covers a wide range of topics including biomedicine, alternative and complementary medicine, and consumer health. Contains evidence-based care sheets and research reports.
  • Health Management
    Designed to meet the needs of researchers studying the field of health administration. Coverage includes key journals and dissertations, mainly in full text, with such topics as health professions, hospitals, insurance, law, statistics, business, management, personnel, and ethics.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
("health care" OR "medical care") AND (law* OR bill*)
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