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PLCY 306: Public Policy Analysis in Action: Housing Policy

Guide to resources for PLCY 306 assignments.

Core Databases

There are many databases you can use that provide access to journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, conference proceedings, dissertations, and other types of publications related to your topics.

Since you will be using many different databases and search strategies, save time by keeping track of what you are doing! Keep a record of what database/s and search strategies you are using and any revisions.

Make sure to search the databases in EbscoHost together and the databases in Proquest together to remove duplicates. Get into one database (the Ebsco Academic Search Ultimate database and the Proquest PAIS database are linked below) and then click on - Choose Databases (Ebsco) - Change Databases (Proquest) and add the others. Please see the Tab labeled Searching Multiple Databases Together.

EbscoHost Databases
Academic Search Ultimate - everyone can use
Then, depending on your topic, add others such as:

Business Source Complete
Regional Business News

Education Source


Family Studies Abstracts

Health Source - Consumer Edition
Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition

International Political Science Abstracts

Psychology / Social
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Race Relations Abstracts
SocINDEX with Full Text
Urban Studies Abstracts

Ebsco eBook Academic Comprehensive Collection
Ebsco eBook Collection

Proquest Databases
Coronavirus Research Database
Ebook Central
Ethnic Newswatch
Sociological Abstracts
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts


Web of Science

Get into one database - click on - choose databases - add the others


Adding databases in Ebscohost



Adding databases in Ebscohost

                Proquest change databases


Proquest Change Databases List

There are several ways to filter or change search results in the ebsco databases:
1. LImit document type
2. Limit years
3. Limit language

4. Change search field, try AB Abstract or SU Subject


Ebsco Search Select A Field

Ebsco Search Abstract


If using the fulltext databases (gender watch, ethnic newswatch, ebooks, dissertations) you might need to change the search field from Anywhere to either:
Anywhere Except Full Text

Try different searches

Proquest Search ANywhere except Full Text