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Writing Public Policy by
Call Number: JF1525.C59 S64 2019
Publication Date: 2018-07-16
In Writing Public Policy: A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy Making Process, Fifth Edition, Catherine F. Smith presents a general method for planning, producing, accessing, and critically analyzing communications in a variety of real-life public policy contexts and situations.This practical, concise guide is ideal for students preparing for careers in politics, government, public relations, law, public policy, journalism, social work, or in any role related to public affairs.
Oxford Handbook of Public Policy
Call Number: H97 .O88 2006
Handbook of Public Policy Evaluation
Call Number: H97 .H359 2002
Basic Article Databases
Use popular and political journals and magazines to find a research topic of interest.
Original, comprehensive reporting & analysis on issues in the news. Reports average 12,000 words in length organized into sections: introductory overview; background & chronology; assessment of the current situation; tables & maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; & bibliographies of key sources (Clemson subscription)
Academic Search Complete
A great starting point for full-text articles from political science journals, as well as magazines & newspapers. Find book reviews here, too.
Library Catalog for Books/eBooks
You can search for books in the catalog by limiting to "@ClemsonLibraries".
- Use an asterisk * to find varied word endings:
- agricultur* finds agriculture and agricultural
- Use quotation marks to keep phrases together:
- Look at full records to discover standard search terms:
- Food Supply -- Political Aspects -- United States
- Food Security -- Developing Countries
- To find E-Books, add "electronic books" to your search:
- "food supply" "electronic books"
Scholarly Books are Secondary Sources
Evidence of scholarship:
- Published by a university or specialized press
- In-depth coverage
- Lengthy bibliography
- Academic author
Promoting Global Food Security: Next Steps for Congress & the administration : hearing...
Call Number: Fed Docs: Y 4.F 76/2:S.HRG.111-779
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
The Politics of Food Supply by
Call Number: HD9006 .W56 2009
Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety
Call Number: RA601 .N465 2010
These magazines deal with government & policy issues
- American Prospect
- American Spectator
- The Atlantic
- CQ Weekly
- The Economist
- National Journal
- National Review
- The New Republic
- The New York Review of Books
- The New Yorker
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Look for the green & blue button in the right sidebar of catalog search results, or click this link to order from the unified catalogs of South Carolina academic libraries