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PUA 701: Governance and the Urban Community (DiNicola): 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

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:


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

RefWorks Instructions

Urban Affairs Librarian

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Susie Skarl, Urban Affairs Librarian
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