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POLS 205: Citizen Participation and Public Policy: Books

This is a guide to resources which support the study of public policy making in the American political system. See also the Political Science Generally guide.

Books as a source

Use BOOKS to find comprehensive, historical and in-depth coverage of various topics, as well as individual chapters on more specific topics. Use the table of contents and the index to find specific information. Check the bibliography for a list of related resources.

Start with one good book and see what others are in that location

Since books are shelved by subject, If you find one good book, you are likely to find more in the same vicinity, either on the physical shelf or on the virtual shelf. Walk to the location in the library, and look at the other books on the shelf; you may find additional good books on a similar topic. Online in LibrarySearch see the "Virtual browse" at the bottom of the record for other print books on the same shelf.



Some books will be available in electronic format.  These books will have an "e" in the icon to the left of the record title.  When you click on the title to read the full ebook record, there will be a link button to access this resource from the library's online catalog.  Most books can be read online, but some can also be downloaded for a limited amount of time.

Finding Books in CLICsearch

Use LibrarySearch to look for books - after searching for your terms, limit "Resource type" on the left to BOOKS.





Interlibrary Loan

Request books, articles, and other items not available at UST. Visit the InterLibrary Loan page for more info.


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