Scholarly articles in public policy and public affairs, as well as in the related fields of political science, government, international relations, economics, finance, law, environment, demography, sociology and business.
Search across many Helmke Library databases to find both primary sources and scholarly materials. After searching, try the filters at the left hand side. This is also a good place to look for items found in footnotes or a bibliography. If you don't find the full text of the item you're looking for, make a Document Delivery request. The "Everything" search is also the default search on the Library's homepage.
Search the full text of journals in many disciplines, including over 37 journals in public policy and administration. You can narrow by date and you can also scroll down to narrow by discipline. Also includes book reviews.
Scholarly articles, magazines and dissertations from the fields of sociology and related disciplines such as anthropology, community development, demography, political science, social psychology, welfare services and women's studies.
Provides full-text access to a broad range of social science statistical data produced by U.S. federal agencies, state governments, and international intergovernmental organizations. It also contains the recent version of the Statistical Abstract of the United States.
Datasets generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.
OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) iLibrary provides statistics and analysis on topics such as economic development, employment, living standards and world trade. Also useful for cross-country comparisons.
To find CRS reports, do a Google search for CRS and a policy issue, e.g. Google for: CRS immigration. These non-partisan reports are created by the Library of Congress' Congressional Research Service for members of Congress.
Full text searching and PDFs of core U.S. official documents, including the Pentagon Papers, U.S. Statutes at Large, Presidential Library, Supreme Court Library, Treaties and Agreements Library, Women and the Law, Legal Classics and World Constitutions Illustrated, among others.
Access opinion articles and public policy reports from think tanks, research institutes and advocacy organizations, including groups such as RAND, the International Monetary Fund, the Brookings Institution and the Heritage Foundation.
Provides access to full-text articles in the Christian Science Monitor (1990 to present), Los Angeles Times (1985 to present), New York Times (Late ed. East Coast 1980 to present), New York Times Book Review (1997 to present), New York Times Magazine (1997 to present), Wall Street Journal (Eastern ed.) (1984 to present), and Washington Post (1996 to present).
Investigates "hot" topics in the news and presents concise and well-balanced information from all sides of the issue. Each report is written by an experienced journalist and includes a "Pro/Con" segment, a chronology, and a bibliography. US focus with some coverage of international affairs.
Provides information from all sides of current event issues including statistics, links to Web sites, and full-text articles from more than 30 major magazines and newspapers, utilizing the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources.