Key Databases

  • For policy papers and other gray literature, also try our HKS Think Tank Search, a custom Google search across the websites of 1,200+ U.S. and international think tanks. Simply search using standard Google conventions (i.e. putting quotation marks around phrases). 

You may also find the following databases of interest, as they cover adjacent areas of study: 

Browse Journals

You can browse most public policy journals available at Harvard using the BrowZine platform: 

Not sure exactly where to start?
The following journals are the top journals in the field of public administration by impact factor (according to Journal Citation Reports [Harvard Login]), as of 2019—as well as some other relevant periodicals from around the world: 

Additional, frequently cited journals include: 

For less U.S.-centric public policy/administration journals, try some of the following, from around the world: 

Search HOLLIS for Books, Films, etc.