PSC 261: State and Local Government: PSC 261


Think Tanks

  • The Book of the States The Book of the States has been the reference tool of choice since 1935, providing information and comparisons for all 56 states, commonwealths and territories of the United States.
  • Brookings Institute a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
  • GOVERNING is a media platform covering politics, policy and management for state and local government leaders. It provides news and analysis on such issues as public finance, transportation, economic development, health, energy, the environment and technology.
  • Tax Foundation "the nation’s leading independent tax policy nonprofit. Since 1937, our principled research, insightful analysis, and engaged experts have informed smarter tax policy at the federal, state, and global levels."
  • Urban Institute "is an Urban Institute project in the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. The initiative equips policymakers, citizens, and the media with tools to understand and address the fiscal challenges and opportunities facing state and local governments."
  • Political Reference Suite The definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs.
  • Issues and Controversies Essays on today’s crucial issues and hot topics in politics, business, education, the environment, medicine, and more. A great resource for overview and persuasive papers and speeches.

Journal Articles

According to Jones (1998), "Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time" (p. 199).

Jones's (1998) study found the following: Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time citing sources. This difficulty could be attributed to the fact that many students failed to  purchase a style manual or to ask their teacher for help. (p. 199)

According to Jones (1998), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners.


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