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Public Administration - Local Government: Start Your Assignment
A starting point for public administration and local government research.
"CivicInfo BC is an award-winning, co-operative information service for those who work, or have an interest in British Columbia's local government sector. The main goal of CivicInfo BC is to facilitate the free and open exchange of local government information, which is done primarily through this web site."
A collection of publications from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, think-tanks, university research centres and other public interest groups.
The organizations included in this collection represent the leading edge of primary research and opinion in all areas of Canadian public policy. There are more than 20,000 titles in the current collection to date, and the service provides more than 3,000 additional current documents to subscribers each year.
The field of Public Administration and Local Government embraces a wide variety of interrelated subjects including:
Calculate due dates for each component of your assignment, plus resources to help.
Is your topic the right size? Most students choose a topic that is too large. Doing some presearch on your topic can help you get the big picture and understand what narrower topics are available.
Reference resources help you get started on a new topic, answer quick questions, and/or point you to further resources. Examples of reference resources include: Almanacs - Atlases - Dictionaries - Encyclopedias - Handbooks - Indexes - Thesauri
What questions will you need to answer to write about your topic? What information will you need to find to support your argument?
Make a list to help guide your research.
It's true - keywords are the key to success when it comes to research. Generating a list of keywords before you start searching - and adding to the list as you go - will make you an efficient, effective searcher. If you can't find what your looking for, it's probably due to bad keywords.
Write down your topic.
Identify which of the words you've written can be used as keywords. Hint: pick only ones with meaning directly connected to your topic. Ex. Are safe-injection sitesgood for Vancouver?
Brainstorm synonyms, broader & narrower and related words. Ex. safe-injection sites = Insite, needle exchanges; Vancouver = Lower Mainland, Canada, BC, British Columbia, Fraser Health
What kind of resources are you able to use for this assignment? Where can you find these kinds of resources?