Hello! Welcome to the Public Administration research guide at the UT Tyler library.
This guide is designed to inform you about resources for your studies in all aspects of public administration.
Please be aware that some links in this guide will link out to other UT Tyler guides, databases, and other Internet sources in new browser tabs.
UT Tyler student organizations
If you are interested in public administration and related fields, here is an alphabetical list of UT Tyler student organizations you may consider.
Joining would be a great chance to meet other students on campus and get involved in your field of study.
Looking for industry data?
! UPDATE !
We now have access to the excellent IBISWorld database. This is a premier database containing detailed industry reports.
If you're looking for industry data, click the link below to visit the newly-updated "Industries" section of the General Business research guide. On there, you'll find several "How to" documents I've written to help you locate industry and industry-related information using the IBISWorld, Business Source Complete, Mergent Online, and LexisNexis databases.
What is public administration?
Generally, public administration deals with the management of civil resources and policies, including government programs at local, state, national levels. Under CIP 2010 Code 44.0401, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) defines an academic program in public administration to be:
"A program that prepares individuals to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government and that focuses on the systematic study of executive organization and management. Includes instruction in the roles, development, and principles of public administration; the management of public policy; executive-legislative relations; public budgetary processes and financial management; administrative law; public personnel management; professional ethics; and research methods."
Take a look at the links below from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic's Occupational Outlook Handbook to find out more about some of the varied career opportunities possible with a degree in public administration. People with public administration degrees may have additional degrees and experience in accounting, economics, finance, law, management, political science, or sociology.
Need an appointment?
If you'd like to set up an appointment with me to talk about your assignments, send me an e-mail. Let me know what the assignment is about, what research you've done thus far, and any other related information.
I will be glad to help you with using the databases, looking for books, brainstorming ideas, citing sources, and related tasks. However, I can't help you write your paper, do your statistics, or complete any of your homework assignments.
Remember, any of the Reference staff at our library can assist you with the basics of research help, but if you need assistance with public administration specifically, please feel free to let me know!
SPRING 2014 Office Hours
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MON = by appointment
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WED = by appointment
THU = by appointment
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SAT = none
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