This research guide seeks to give you a first overview of library resources relevant to your research in public policy and public administration. 

If you are new to the topic, start with surveys provided in specialized handbooks and encyclopedias and bibliographies and literature reviews. Once you have become more familiar with the extant scholarship, move on to in-depth research in research databases, leading public policy journals, and, of course, a treasure trove of books available through Harvard Library. 

Depending on your specific area of interest, you may also want to consult Harvard Library-subscribed directories of government institutions and policymakers or brush up on research methods for public policy analysis.  

Last but not least, check out news coverage, including podcasts, on current issues in wide array of public policy areas.