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Public Administration

This guide gives an overview of recommended sources for public administration.


This guide gives an overview of recommended sources available at the Erasmus University Library: databases, journals and reference works relevant for Public Administration. Also attention is paid to sources from the Dutch and European governing bodies and statistical information.

Please use the tabs at the left to find information for your research and interest. The links in this guide will automatically take you to ERNA-login if this is required for off-campus access. If you have any questions or comments about this guide, or need further help with using this guide or your area of research, please let me know.

Running trials for Public Administration

  • United Nations iLibrary is a comprehensive source for digital content published by the United Nations. It provides access to publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs. Although it is possible to find reports of all UN agencies on their respective websites, the UN iLibrary is a one-stop-shop. The Erasmus University Library provides trial access until 1 July, 2021. Give feedback on this trial here.
  • The trial to all eBooks from the entire Practical Action Publishing catalogue will end soon. The catalogue includes collections such as ‘Education, Research and Training,’ ‘Social Development,’ and ‘Urban Development.’ It also includes special eBook series, such as ‘Gender, Society & Development’ and ‘Urban Management Series.’ You can browse the catalogue and find individual titles in sEURch. If you have read any of the content during the trial, please share your opinion and give feedback
  • Several publishers have made content temporarily available due to COVID-19 response. For an overview of this content, visit the A to Z database list.

Please contact your faculty liaison if you think any temporary content should be part of our permanent collection. 


Information Skills

Learn how to search, find and manage scholarly information and data in an efficient way. Visit the library's Information Skills portfolio for more online modules!

Suggested readings