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* Public & Social Policy: Journals & Journal Articles

A guide to information sources for public & social policy research.

Selected Public Policy Databases

The following databases index journal articles in Public Policy and related fields.

Key Public Policy Journals

Below is a list of selected Public Policy journals identified in the 2011 Journal Citations Report as having high impact within the discipline.  They are all immediately accessible in electronic format at SLU.  The Journal Citations Report rating measures the frequency of authors citing articles in these journals as a way to measure the overall influence of the journal on the field.  You can also browse other online journals in Public Policy using the E-Journal Portal.

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Journal Articles

Journal articles are usually comprised of original research that is focused on a very narrow aspect of a topic. These articles are written by scholars in a given field and are authoritative and reliable. Journal articles are published more quickly than books, offering more current information.

Find it @ SLU

This button provides links from library databases to online full text articles, when available. It also helps you search for a print version of the article in the SLU Libraries Catalog. If an article isn't available online or in print, you may request it via ILLiad Interlibrary Loan.

Off-Campus Access

The Saint Louis University Libraries provide access to a multitude of electronic information resources. Anyone can access these resources by using a computer in Pius Library or any computer on the SLU campus that is connected to the University’s Network.

Due to copyright restrictions only current SLU students, staff and faculty can access subscriptions databases and ebooks from off campus. Enter your SLUnet ID and password when prompted on the proxy page to gain access. More information about off campus access is available on the Libraries' website.