Public Administration: Books & eBooks

Selected Books

Browse for Books

Sometimes browsing the library stacks can help you find books you didn't even know you were looking for. The following are good areas to peruse. 

HB, HC: Economic theory, conditions

HD: Industries, labor

HF: Business, accounting, and marketing

HJ: Public finance

HT: Communities

JF: Political institutions and public administration

JK: US politics and government

KF: US law

KFO: Oregon law

RA: Public health

Maps of the library are available at the 2nd floor Reference Desk, elevator lobbies, and also online.

eBook Collections

For a comprehensive list of ebook packages, please visit the Databases and Articles page to sort library resources by ebook format. The following are recommended for starters.

PSU Library Catalog - Book Search


Results include both print books and ebooks, available from Portland State Library and other libraries.

Find Books by Subject

After you find a useful book, scroll down to the "Details" tab of 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 "Administrative agencies" would bring up a list of all the Library's books, journals, etc. on that topic.  

Subjects in book record

To modify your search to include a subject, use the advanced search. The advanced search allows you to type in your desired subject and be sure to specify your search field as "in subject."

screenshot of advanced search for subject 

Useful Subjects

Subjects in Public Administration
Administrative Law Environmental Policy Intercultural Communication Public Administration -- United States
Affirmative Action Programs Environmental Protection International Organization Public Contracts
Benchmarking (Management) Environmental Risk Assessment International Relations Public Lands
Civil Service Finance, Public Knowledge Management Public- Private Sector Cooperation
Collective Bargaining Forest Policy Medical Policy Social Sciences -- Research-- Methodology
Common Good Globalization Natural Resources -- Government Policy Strategic Planning
Communication in Organizations Health Services Administration Non-governmental Organizations Sustainable Development
Conflict Resolution Housing Policy Nonprofit Organizations Urban Ecology
Crisis Management Human Services Operations Research Urban Transportation Policy
Disaster Relief Industrial Management Organizational Change  
Emergency Management Industrial Organization Organizational Learning  
Energy Policy Industrial Productivity Personnel Management

Finding eBooks

Use the search box on the Ebooks page to quickly find books the Library has available online. 

EBook online access link