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Community and public affairs subject guide

Books & Reports

  • Canada Commons (fromerly DesLibris: Canadian Public Policy Collection) -  Canadian ebooks, government documents, NGO documents, and other policy documents

Recommended Journal Article Databases for SCPA Research

  • Political Science Complete (EBSCO) - Canadian, American and international journal articles on political science, government and policy topics
  • PAIS International (ProQuest) - International and American journal articles on social sciences topics related to public policy, administration, and legislation

Please see: How to set up Google Scholar to find Concordia Resources

Peer review/Scholarly Journals: What is peer review and how do I find peer reviewed articles?

Newspapers & Current Events

  • Canadian Newsstream - Canadian English daily newspapers, including the Globe & Mail, Montreal Gazette, Toronto Star, National Post and many regional and local papers.
  • - Canadian/Quebec newspapers and magazines in French and English, includes La Presse, Le Devoir, and L'Actualité.
  • CPI.Q: Canadian Periodical Index - English and French language journals and magazines, Canadian focus.
  • US Newsstream - Major US daily newspapers, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall street journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, USA Today and many more regional and local newspapers.
  • International Newsstream - news content from outside the U.S. and Canada, in multiple languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Danish, See the Title List.
  • Historical Newspapers - Canada, US and international
  • The Hill Times - weekly newspaper that covers Canadian federal politics.

Background sources: scholarly encyclopedias and more

Information by topic

Government Information Subject Guide - start here to locate government publications, reports, commissions, etc. 

Canadian political science websites


SCPA 201 - Public Policy and the Public Interest

SCPA 502 + SLIDES Comparative Approaches and Models in CED

Community Economic Development (CED/DEC) - Sources


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