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URST 101: URST 101: Brookings, Introduction to Public Policy (Saladino): Library Guides

Resources for course research assignments

Brookings Institution

General Policy-Related Resources & Databases (Newspapers, Reports, Articles, Other Think Tanks, etc.)

Subject-Specific Databases

From our A to Z list of Databases, go to the dropdown menu and find your topic of interest (such as Education, Health, Criminal Justice, Environment, etc.)

Policy-Related Web Resources

Finding Government Information & Statistics

Did you know it is relatively easy to find federal, state, and local information right on Google?
After you type your keywords in on Google, then type in site:.gov

For example: 

  • crime statistics site:.gov
  • high school dropout rate and Clark County Nevada site:.gov

Finding Legislation

Writing Editorials

Mendeley

Mendeley is a reference manager, academic collaboration network and crowdsourced database with a unique layer of social information research. Mendeley Desktop is available on Mac, Windows and Linux. Mendeley Web functions on all major browsers. Mobile versions of Mendeley are available for Ipad, Iphone and Android devices.  

Citing Your Sources Using Refworks

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic software package that enables you to:

  • Organize your research
  • Create a bibliography in a variety of citation styles, including APA, MLA and Chicago
  • Import references from many data sources
  • Create bibliographies in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)
  • Include citations while you write your paper

"New" RefWorks Instructions

Urban Affairs Librarian

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Susie Skarl, Urban Affairs Librarian
Contact:
UNLV Libraries
Lied Library
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Box 457014
Las Vegas, NV 89154-7014
susie.skarl@unlv.edu
702-895-2141
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