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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

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RefWorks is a powerful online research management tool designed to help you easily gather, organize, store and share your research and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies. See our RefWorks research guide for information about using refworks. 


About this guide

Welcome to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) guide! This guide is intended to give some Hot Research Tips and Tricks related to public administration. Below, you'll find information on:

  • types of resources (scholarly? professional?)
  • using the Franklin library's website
  • information on creating an annotated bibliography
  • a list of recommended resources

Please note: this is NOT a complete list of resources! This is just a short list to help you get started. 

If you get stuck at any point during your research, remember, we're here to help! Click on "Additional Resources" below to learn how you can meet with a Franklin librarian or tutor for FREE.

Happy Researching! 

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