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PPOL 5170 - Public Management and Leadership: Search Tools





A good first place to start. HKUST Library's "One stop" search  (library + several other databases at once)

  • For books only, choose Library Catalog   | For articles only, choose Primo Central
  • Know the author (like Caroline Pluss)?
    • Use the drop-down menu & search the author's name.
  • Know the title? 
    • Use the drop-down menu for title.

Data and Statistics

Statistical Databases - HKUST Library Subscribed or cataloged & + Open Data


Provincial statistics from are classed under HA4637  (e- versions available from 1989-)

Major City Statistics of China are classed under HA4638 (e- versions available from 1989-)

Or, you can also do a title search : 统计年鉴

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department

ICPSR - Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

  • Maintained at the University of Michigan, HKUST is a member institution.
  • Many files of "raw" social science data.
  • Choose "Find & Analyze Data"
  • Sign-up to use it, so you can access off campus as well as on-campus
  • Resources for students - including why & how to cite data

After you sign-in to ICPSR, you can search and download data for later manipulation.

Asia & Beyond Statistics

Asian Barometer  -  Public opinion data in Asia (uses Global Barometer survey as a model). Four waves of the AsiaBarometer have been conducted. Focus is on daily lives of ordinary people.

Asia Data Archive - from UC Irvine's Jack W. Peltason Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD)  - includes many useful links



Journal Article Databases

Policy Briefs/ Policy Reports

Student Authored Policy Briefs  / Rebecca J Kreitzer , a professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Many policy briefs and reports come from "Think Tanks". 
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