Public Management Research Guide

This guide contains a selective list of material to assist Public Administration students in locating research material. If you have any questions or if you need further assistance, please e-mail me or just come by my office.

Articles & Indexes | Directories | Grants | Surveys | Non-Profit | City Management | Government Information | International Sources

Articles / Indexes

LexisNexis Academic (Off Campus Access)
A full-text database which provides full-text access to national & international news, business, legal, and reference information, including federal & state case law, company financials, state statistics, and accounting, auditing & tax information.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO) (Off Campus Access)
1984+ Provides indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,680 journals and full text for nearly 2,140 popular and peer reviewed journals covering business, management, economics, finance, banking, and accounting. Full text back files as far back as January 1990. Updated daily.

PAIS International (ProQuest) (Off Campus Access) The PAIS International database from CSA contains references to more than 553,300 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. PAIS International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. In addition to English, some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

ProQuest Research Library (Off Campus Access)
ABI/INFORM Global; PA Research II; ProQuest Newspapers. ABI/INFORM Global searches 1000 premier worldwide business periodicals (many articles available in full text), and provides information on 60,000+ companies. PA Research II searches over 1800 popular and scholarly periodicals and selected newspapers in all disciplines with many articles appearing in full text. ProQuest Newspapers indexes the full text of over 300 U.S. and international news sources, including over 150 major U.S. and international newspapers.

Directories, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Handbooks

The Foundation 1000 In-Depth Profiles of the 1000 Largest U.S. Foundations (including LDS foundations). Mgt/Econ/Gov/Info Reference HV 97 .F65 F67a 2003/04

Biographical dictionary of public administration
Social Science/Education Reference JA 61 .W54 2001

Federal Regulatory Directory
KF 5406 .A15 F4

The concise Blackwell encyclopedia of management
Mgt/Econ/Gov Info Reference HD 3015 .C66

Public Administration Dictionary
Social Science/Education Reference JA 61 .C47 1988

Urban Politics Dictionary Social Science/Education Reference
JS 48 .S65 1990

Book of the States
JK 2403 .B6

Handbook of Public Administration
Social Science/Education Reference JF 1351 .H275 1998

Municipal Year Book
JS 344 .C5 A24

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Grant and Fund Raising Web Resources - Utah State Library Division: State, Federal, and other organizations grant and fund raising resources for public libraries.

The Center's Research Department provides information on foundations and their giving. You can find key findings and excerpts at the Funding Trends and Analysis section.

FC Stats Contains over 1,200 data tables covering foundations and their giving.

GrantsWeb Contains links to government sites and other administrator resources.

Writing a successful grant proposal, by Grant seeking in Minnesota.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
A database of federal programs providing funds to individuals, private organizations, institutions and state and local governments.

Grants.Gov Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

U.S. Small Business Administration: Federal grants resources

The Foundation 1000 In-Depth Profiles of the 1000 Largest U.S. Foundations (including LDS foundations). Mgt/Econ/Gov/Info Reference HV 97 .F65 F67a 2003/04

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Survey Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago. Contains a sample satisfaction questionnaire that can be downloaded.

The Foundation Center: Proposal writing short course

Designing Surveys that Work H 62 .T447 1999

Designing and using organizational surveys : a seven-step process HF 5549.5 .A83 C483 2001

How to conduct organizational surveys : a step-by-step guide
HF 5549.5 .A83 H69 1997

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Non-Profit Resources

Nonprofit Gateway: "A network of links to Federal government information and services"

ASPA Nonprofit Resources: Access a variety of nonprofit resources--foundations, jobs, publications.

The Internet Nonprofit Center. Check their Frequently Asked Questions list for valuable information about getting grants.

National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.

Independent Sector (Washington, D.C.) Contains one million charitable education, religious, health and social welfare organizations.

Program on Non-Profit Organizations (Yale University) Scholarly research program.

GuideStar Database of nonprofit organizations and charities.

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City Management

Utah League of Cities and Towns

International City/County Management Association (ICMA) The official website for Utah Government

Encyclopedia of World Cities General Reference HT 108.5.W47

Government Information

Code of Federal Regulations

Economic Report of the President http://

Fed Includes government research & development publications, a program of the United States Department of Commerce.

GPO Access

State and Local Government on the Net

U.S. Census Bureau

United States Code

United States Government Manual

Utah State Bulletin

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International Handbook of Local & Regional Government JS 67 .N67

International Public Management Network (IPMN): Includes the International Public Management Review, news and events and their newsletter.

NIRA: Links to policy research institutes worldwide.

International Encyclopedia of Public Policy & Administration Social Science/Education Reference H 97 .I574

The Contact Center Network Nonprofit Directory: Over 29,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 153 countries

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Leticia Camacho
Business Librarian
1521 Harold B. Lee Library
(801) 422-1970