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Introduction to Public Policy Analysis

Introduction to Public Policy Analysis

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Finding Data:

Other Resources:

Off Campus Access to Databases:

For information on accessing Library resources from off campus, click the “Connect from Home” link on the left navigation bar, or load http://library.ucr.edu/view/help/remoteaccess/index.html. You should download and install the AnyConnect VPN software client. The newspaper database, Academic via LexisNexis, does not work well with Web access.

ASA Style Guide:

Sample Citations

Statistical Abstract:
U.S. Bureau of the Census. 2009. Statistical Abstract of the United States. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.

American Institute of Public Opinion. 1938a. “Gallup Poll no. 130.” Princeton, NJ: American Institute of Public Opinion [producer]. New Haven, CT: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research [distributor].

Getting Started:

The best time to start focus your project is at the beginning:

  • Public Policy - The databases and web sites in the general section can help you audition and narrow your research question.

Finding Editorials:

  • Newspapers - This subject page contains links to the wide variety of resources licensed by the UCR Libraries.

  • Academic (via LexisNexis) provides full-text access to hundreds of newspapers. Once the database loads, limit your results to just editorials & opinions by:

Example 1
  1. Click the News banner on the left navigation bar (Example 1)
  2. Click All News;
The news search page will then load (Example 2 below):
  1. Select Editorials & Opinions in "Article Type;"
  2. Select Country in "Article Location" and limit to United States;
  3. Limit to Newspapers in "By Type" if necessary;
  4. Limit to recent editorials in "Specify Date" if necessary.
  5. Select Expanded List on the results page to see your search terms in context (Example 3 below).
Example 2
Example 3

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