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UMass Amherst Libraries

Public Policy and Administration

Use this guide to find information and research on topics in the field of public policy and administration

Searching Library Catalogs

In addition to keyword searching, you may also search by subject. Selected subject headings in public policy and administration are listed below:

  • Environmental Policy
  • Family Policy
  • Labor Policy
  • Medical Policy Massachusetts
  • Political Planning United States

For a complete list of Library of Congress subject headings, consult the five volume set in Reference on the main floor of Du Bois at Ref Z 695 L695.

Where Are the Books?

Many books in the field of public policy and administration are shelved in the H's on the 17th and 18th floors of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. However. because the field encompasses so many different subject areas, many books will have different calls numbers and will be located on other floors. Additional call number locations.

Finding Books

To locate books, videos and other material in the Five College libraries use the links below. If you don't find the material you are seeking in any of these catalogs, search WorldCat and submit requests through Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Any UMass student, faculty or staffperson may request material not owned by UMass from Interlibrary Loan. It's simple to set up an account on the Interlibrary Loan webpage; click on "First Time Users", complete the brief form, select a password and you'll be ready to request items that are not held by the UMass Libraries.