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PUA 701: Governance and the Urban Community (Fenley): Library Guides

Resource guide for upcoming research assignments.

PUA 701 PowerPoint--Searching and Finding Resources

UNLV Libraries Video Tutorials

Finding Peer Reviewed Articles on Your Topic

Using Google Scholar

Finding Government Information

One of the easiest ways to find government information is via Google: After you type in your keywords, then type:

This will narrow your search to only federal, state, and local government resources.

For example, you could try the following keyword searches:

  • "crime statistics"
  • homeless veterans

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a division of the Library of Congress. They produce analytical, non-partisan reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. In 2018 they stood up a public website for dissemination of their more recent reports, and there are a number of free and subscription sites where you can find current and older CRS reports. You can also request copies from your Congressional Representative.

Finding White Papers

Finding White Papers & Policy Briefs: Below are some resources to find a variety of white papers & policy briefs:

Literature Review Resources--Resource Guide Link and Video Tutorial

APA Style Resources

Other Resources:

Urban Affairs Librarian

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Susie Skarl, Urban Affairs Librarian
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