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Public Policy

A guide to major reference works, scholarly article databases and data sources in Public Policy.

About the Guide on Public Policy

Welcome to the Guide on the Max Bell School of Public Policy. 

This guide is meant to:

  1. Help you find resources (books, articles, databases, etc.) on public policy research
  2. Get you started with managing your bibliographic references with Zotero, EndNote or Mendeley
  3. Orient you to people who can help you (your liaison librarians) with navigating resources and developing a search topic and strategy

If you need research and referencing help, please do not hesitate to contact your Liaison Librarians:

  • Hye-jin Juhn, Liaison Librarian for Political Science (email:, tel.: 514-396-2065);
  • Michael David Miller, Liaison Librarian for Economics and International Development (on leave until September 1, 2024)

Orientation Materials and Handouts

Quick Links

  • Find Books - find print and e-books; request an item not held at the McGill Library from Interlibrary loan (ILL).
  • Find Articles - search for articles online and in print; browse through a list of resources specific to political science.
  • Find Data and Statistics - find statistical resources, geospatial and numerical data useful for political science and policy studies.

Citation Guides and Software

Find online guides to citing resources in a variety of formats and publications.

Use citation management software to create bibliographies and reference your sources automatically, as you write.

Library Resources Key

  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

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