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Public Policy Resource Guide for SPIA Undergrads--Fall 2022

Librarians can save you time and aggravation locating materials

Thanks to Google, the challenge isn’t that you won’t find anything.  The problem is finding too much. You want to be comprehensive and efficient in your searching.  You want to become a sophisticated searcher, using quotes to search phrases when appropriate, "controlled vocabulary" when appropriate.  We're here to teach you how.

Help with writing your JP or thesis

Dr. Scott Moskowitz is SPIA's own writing support person.  His email is

Email me if you need a link to a sample JP (I can't post it on a publicly available webpage like this) or briefing memo.  Other sample JPs are available in in the SPIA Undergraduate Office.

I recently heard a student say that Zotero crashed and messed up her entire research paper.  I hope that you are using Google Drive if you use Google Docs or OneDrive if you use MSWord.  If you register for a Zotero account, your references will be backed up in their cloud. I am giving a Zotero workshop February 11, 2022 at 11am.