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Public Policy Research Guide

Public Policy Research Guide

Articles & Databases


Others to Consider


Books in the CSUMB Library

Use OneSearch to search for both print books and e-books on your topic.


Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to a range of different encyclopedias related to public policy.

Books At Other Libraries

Books At Other Libraries

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use CSU+ Resource Sharing (a service integrated into OneSearch) for ordering books and media held at other CSUs and borrow books not available in the CSU.


California Public Policy Resources

California Research Bureau Reports
California Senate Office of Research
Institute of Governmental Studies (UC - Berkeley)
Legislative Analyst's Office (State of California)
Public Policy Institute of California
RAND California


Think Tanks and Research Institutes

Includes U.S.-based, non-profit, non-partisan, liberal, conservative, independent and affiliated organizations;

also consult World Directory of Think Tanks and The Global Go To Think Tanks Report.

American Enterprise Institute Commonwealth Fund Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies
Aspen Institute Commonwealth Institute Milken Institute
Atlantic Council Council on Foreign Relations National Bureau of Economic Research
Brookings Institution Earth Institute New America Foundation

California Budget & Policy Center

(formerly California Budget Project)

East-West Center Pacific Research Institute
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Economic Policy Institute Pew Research Center
Cato Institute Federation of American Scientists Population Council
Center for American Progress Foreign Policy Association Population Reference Bureau
Center for Democracy & Technology George C. Marshall Institute Public Agenda Online
Center for Immigration Studies Heritage Foundation Public Citizen
Center for Law and Social Policy Hoover Institution RAND Institution
Center for Public Integrity Hudson Institute Reason Foundation
Center for Reproductive Rights Human Rights Watch Resources for the Future

Open Secrets 

(Center for Responsive Politics)

Institute for Policy Studies Rural Policy Research Institute
Center for Strategic and International Studies Institute for Women's Policy Research Urban Institute
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities   Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
See Also

CSUMB Library's guides on: Evaluating Websites & Internet Resources and How to Cite Electronic & Print Resources