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Public Policy

Your guide to Public Policy resources at the University of Melbourne Library.

Introduction

This subject guide highlights some key discipline resources to get you started with study and research. 

Books

You can access print and eBooks via the Library Catalogue. To find books on a particular subject, try a keyword search:

 

 

 

To improve your searching skills, see the Research Essentials Library Guide. Note that you can search the catalogue in non-Latin scripts (including Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese and Korean). 

For information on access and loans, including material from other libraries, see the borrowing from the library page. The eBook Guide provides information on eBook access.

Databases and journals

Use databases to search across many academic resources (including peer-reviewed journals) at the same time. 

Refer to the A-Z Ejournals and Databases page for a comprehensive list of available resources. 

Core Arts and Humanities databases:

The selection of multidisciplinary databases below will retrieve results from different subject areas. 

Public Policy and Social Sciences databases:
For more focused results try searching in one of these subject-specific databases.

Research methods

Many disciplines rely on research methods to guide the process of conducting primary research. 

To find methods for your discipline, do a keyword search in the Library Catalogue and add your discipline, e.g. "public policy" AND "research method*".

To get started, try some of the resources below:

Australian Government Documents

News

Statistics

Websites

 

You can find relevant information and resources for your research on the websites of professional organisations and bodies, institutes, NGOs, government departments, etc.

This guide gives a few suggestions to get you started and to give you an idea what to look for. It is by no means comprehensive. If you are a coursework student, check your LMS to see if your lecturer has provided website recommendations.

Tip: if you want to limit your Google search results to organisational, governmental, or educational websites, use Google's advanced search option to limit the site or domains to .org, .gov, .edu

Some website suggestions to get you started:

Referencing and citing

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