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Government and Public Policy

Guide to finding and using information supporting learning and research in Government and Public Policy (including Politics and International Relations).

Key databases: Government & Public Policy

The Politics Collection (comprised of the Political Science Database, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, PAIS Index, and Policy File Index) forms part of the broader collection:

Additional databases - Government & Public Policy

Browsing Political Science Journals

You can use BrowZine to find journals in your subject area.  Please note that BrowZine does not list all of Strathclyde's journals, but it is a useful way to identify key journals within a subject field.

Research skills textbooks and other resources

Useful shelf numbers

Library books are arranged by the Dewey Decimal classification scheme where each subject is represented by a number.

You will find books on the same subject will have the same number. The shelfmark is preceded by the letter  D  and will be followed by 3 letters, which are usually the first 3 letters of the author's name. 

e.g.    D 320.9411 MACG

Useful Government and Public Policy shelfmarks

  • D 300          Social sciences (General)
  • D 320          Political science
  • D 320.6       Policy making
  • D 330          Economics
  • D 350          Public administration


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