Search through these databases to get access to Ebooks. After you have identified your keywords for your search, you can enter them into the search boxes in the following databases:
Google Book Search
Books are arranged by call number - a unique address that tells you where to find it. Call numbers include letters and numbers; you'll find a book's call number in the catalog. Not sure where to find that call number? Under the Collection heading in the catalogue record there is a note as to the location. Most books on this subject will be in the General colection on Level B of the Laucala Library. Then, as you walk along the rows of books, look for the signs that tell you which call number range is contained in each row.
Problems finding a book? Ask at the Information Desk.
USP Library Catalogue and Other Book Sources
The online catalogs are used to find books in the library. You can look for a book by title, author, subject, or keyword.
Try searching the following sites using keywords to find books on your topic.
Finding Textbooks on Reserve for your Courses
Follow these steps to locate textbooks on closed reserve for your courses:
1. Go to the Laucala Campus library catalogue.
2. In the lefthand corner box under "Find Information" click "Closed Reserve."
3. Select your course from the dropdown menu (i.e. UU100) and click ok.
4. A list of your textbooks that are held at the main issue desk will display.
5. Write down the call number of the book you need and take it to the main issue desk. Items can be used for two hours in the library, and some items can be taken out overnight.
Using the Catalog
Subject Headings are assigned by the Library of Congress and may not be the same word you would use to describe your topic; if you're unsure of the subject heading for your topic, begin with a keyword search.
Some useful subject headings for Public Administration are:
public administration (for public administration in general)
public administration pacific (for public administration in the pacific)
new public management
The following books include specialized dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks specifically related to the field of Public Administration. They are located in the Reference Collection of the Laucala Campus Library and may not be borrowed.
State, The -- Encyclopedias
Public administration -- Encyclopedias
This book can actually be issued out. (Located in general collection).
Public administration -- Information resources management -- Encyclopedias
Electronic government information -- Encyclopedias
Internet in public administration -- Encyclopedias
Public administration -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Globalization -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Public administration -- Dictionaries
Administrative agencies -- Management -- Dictionaries
Management -- Dictionaries
Administrative agencies -- United States -- Encyclopedias
Executive departments -- United States -- Encyclopedias
Public administration -- United States -- Encyclopedias
Political planning -- United States -- Encyclopedias
Public policy (Law) -- United States -- Encyclopedias
United States -- Politics and government -- Encyclopedias
Some recent books from the Catalogue
Political participation -- European Union countries; European Union countries -- Politics and government