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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

Reference Resources


Career Guide: The Employment Opportunities Directory
UM Du Bois Ref HF 5382.5 U5 D86

Cover Letter Almanac
UM Du Bois Ref HF 5383 A26

Damn Good Resume Guide
UM Du Bois Ref HF 5383 P35

Encyclopedia of Career Development
UM Du Bois Ref HF 5381 E517

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance
UM Du Bois Ref HF 5381 E52

Many other titles shelved between call numbers:

HF 5381-HF5383

Public Policy Related

Carroll Federal Directory
UM Du Bois Ref Desk JK 6 F441

Carroll State Directory
UM Du Bois Ref Desk JK 2679 C37

Congressional Staff Directory
UM Du Bois Ref Desk JK 1012 C65

Encyclopedia of Associations
UM Du Bois Ref Desk HS 17 G332 

Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations
UM Du Bois Ref Desk HS 17 E521

Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State and Local Organizations
UM Du Bois Ref  HS 17 E52

Federal Staff Directory
UM Du Bois Ref Desk JK 661 F4

Massachusetts Political Almanac
UM Du Bois Ref Desk JK 3130 A6


Searching Library Catalogs

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

  • Nonprofit organizations-Vocational guidance
  • Environmental policy-Vocational guidance
  • Social Policy-Vocational guidance
  • Family-Social Policy-Vocational guidance
  • Policy sciences-Vocational guidance
  • Civil service positions-United States

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 staff person may request material not owned by UMass from Interlibrary Loan. It's simple to set up an account on the Interlibrary Loan webpage; enter your library barcode (number beginning with 212066...on the lower right hand corner of your UCard), complete the brief form, and you'll be ready to request items that are not held by the UMass Libraries.