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Kreitzberg Library for CGCS Students

Get Started with Public Administration Resources

This guide will help you learn how to search the most useful databases in the public administration field.

About Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier has the most comprehensive collection of full-text journal articles of any databases available through the library. 

Conducting a Search

The screenshot examples below search for articles about public trust and government.

  • I used quotes to search for words together as a phrase (i.e. "public trust").
  • I put my keywords into different search boxes to make the search simpler.
  • Click the green Search button to start finding journal articles.

I put my keywords public trust and government into separate search boxes to make the search simpler. I clicked the green Search button to start searching for articles.

Reviewing Search Results

This search found 880 results for journal articles.

  • Check the box next to Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Journals from the options on the left to show just scholarly journal articles in your search results.
  • Results are sorted by relevance with the most relevant articles shown at the top of the list of results.
  • To read the article in full, click on either HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text (depending on what is available for that article).
  • If the full text is not available, click on the Check for Full Text button. This will allow you to search in other databases or request it through Interlibrary Loan. 

This search found 880 articles that are sorted by relevance. To download an article, click the HTML or PDF Full text links.