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PADM 664: Local Government Administration

Searching Think Tank Publications

Harvard's Kennedy School provides a Google custom search that will search Web publications from a large number of 'think tanks'. Enter your search term(s) in the box as in any Google search. The organization names are links to the respective Web sites.

Search Term Examples

  • "dillon rule" [OR "dillon's rule"]
  • "home rule"
  • "local government"
  • city OR cities
  • county OR counties
  • municipality

Scholarly Article Sources - Dillon Rule / Home Rule

Start with these three databases. If you get a lot of results, you may want to add Virginia to the search. When you search for articles on home rule, consider adding NOT ireland OR scotland to the search.

You may want to try the databases listed below. There are not many results in any of the them, but you may find a few unique articles.