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Public Policy: Find Articles & Reports

This guide is intended to be a starting point for public policy research.

Article Databases for Public Policy

Below are selected databases most useful in finding academic/scholarly articles for your topic.  For a more complete list of the article databases, see the full list of Public Policy Article Databases at UCB.

Policy Research Organizations

Public Policy Institute of California
Dedicated to improving the quality of public policy decisionmaking in California, the Public Policy Institute of California provides high quality research and broad outreach programs to a wide range of California-specific topics.  Data, reports, and surveys on California policy issues can be found here.

Policy Archive
Free, online research library of over 30,000 reports covering public policy across the United States.  Browse by subject or search by keyword. 

California Research Bureau
Since 1991, the CRB has provided policy analysis on various issues for the Governor, the Legislature, and other state officials.  

Blogs for Public Policy

Blogs provide opinions and/or news from a particular agency or organization and breadcrumb link trails to other sites that you may not have already thought about pursuing to develop an area of policy or current events in which you have a focused interest.  Here are a few suggested blogs to visit

  • Rose Report - news and commentary from the the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, Claremont McKenna College.
  • Capitol Roundup-More provocative daily commentary and links from the editors of Capitol Weekly and
  • Rough and Tumble-More of a daily news digest than a blog, but extremely useful in tracking the events and people that California's major newspapers are covering.
  • Calitics-A very irreverent and smart-alecky progressive California politics weblog.

News Resources

Here are some general news and newsmedia databases.

For a full listing of the Library's news resources, check the drop-down below.