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Public Policy

Guide to resources in public policy.

Discover Local: The Catalog

Search Discover Local (the catalog) to find books housed in Bizzell Memorial Library, the branch libraries, the special collections, the law library, and in storage, including the government documents collection. (Discover Local also lists all the journals, magazines, newspapers, microfilm, etc. at these locations.)

See this page for detailed help on Discover Local.

Subject Terms and Call Numbers

Useful subject terms for finding books on public policy include:

  • Social Policy
  • Public Policy (Law)
  • Political Planning
  • Policy Sciences
  • Public Administration

Use these search terms in Discover Local in combination with your topic (e.g., immigration and social policy).

Most books on public policy are in the J call number range (Bizzell Memorial Library 3rd floor, west side). For more detail, see

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