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This study examines the extent to which databases support student and faculty research in the area of public administration. A list of journals in public administration, public policy, political science, public budgeting and finance, and other related areas was compared to the journal content list of six business databases. These databases included ABI/INFORM, Business Source Premier, General Business File, Academic Search Premier, Expanded Academic Index, and International Academic Research Library. The results show that Expanded Academic Index, Business Source Premier, and International Academic Research Library have the most comprehensive holdings of public administration journals.


Collection development; periodical databases; Public administration; Research; Scholarly research support


Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science

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Tucker, J. C. (2005). Database support for research in public administration. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 24(1), 47-60.

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