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Collaborative Governance: Books & eBooks

Requesting Books from Summit

When you find an item in the catalog that has a Find & Request link, then the book or video is checked out or not in our collection.

  • You can request the book by clicking on Find & Request, then select Request from Summit (a partnership of academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho).
  • It takes approximately five days to receive an item through Summit.
  • When your item is available for check out at the 1st floor Circulation Desk, you will be notified by PSU email.

PSU Library Catalog - Book Search

Results include both print and ebooks, available from Portland State Library and the Summit Libraries.

Find Books by Subject

After you find a useful book, scroll down to the "Details" heading to find the book's "Subjects." Here you'll find a list of related subjects that you might consider adding to your search. You can also click on a subject link in the record, e.g. clicking on "Citizenship--United States" would bring up a list of all the Library's books, journals, etc. on that topic.  

Useful Subjects

Here's a list of subjects that might interest you. You might consider using some of them as search terms to see if you get better results.

Subjects in Collaborative Governance
Citizenship Conflict Management Decision Making Governance
Intergovernmental Cooperation International Cooperation Political Participation Public Administration
Public Policy Public Private Partnership
Public-private Sector Cooperation
Social Participation

How to find eBooks in the Library Catalog

We collect eBooks whenever possible. After you execute a search in the Portland State Library catalog, click on the "eBooks" facet to limit your search results to only ebooks.

Screenshot of ebooks facet

Records for eBooks look like this:
Screenshot of ebook record

eBook Collections

Browse eBooks in the following collections or in the PSU Library catalog.