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Abrams, Charles. The Language of Cities. New York: Viking Press, 1971. Ref. HT 108.5 .A24.

This is an annotated glossary of urban terminology with a primarily American bias. Cross references are used to establish relevant historical and political correlations between terms.


Alexander, Ernest R. Urban Planning. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1979. Ref. Z 5942 .A45.

Bibliographies of works concerned with comprehensive planning of urban activities are catergorized by such topics as theory and context and methods and techniques of planning.


Chandler, Ralph C. The Public Administration Dictionary. New York: John Wiley, 1982.
Ref. JA 61 .C47.

A reference guide useful both as a textbook supplement and guide to basic concepts in the field. Cross reference give terms added perspective. The index is useful in locating concepts and theories.


Cutchin, D.A. Guide to Public Administration. Itasca, IL: Peacock Publishers, 1981.
Ref. JA 61 .C87.

Dictionary guide to terms useful for both students and practitioners. Organization charts for the U.S. Executive Branch and an index are also included.


Elliot, Jeffery. The Presidential - Congressional Political Dictionary. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Information Services, 1984. Ref. JK 9.E4 1984.

"Language precision is the primary tool of every scientific discipline." Terms are analyzed for historical and current relevance. Federal agencies, bureaus, and commissions are explored.


Elliot, Jeffery M. and Sheikh R. Ali. The State and Local Government Political Dictionary. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-LIO, 1988. Ref. JK 2408 .E44 1988.

A guide to state and local government terminology. Within separate subject chapters are 290 brief defininitions, each accompanied by a paragraph on the significance of the concept.


Encyclopedia of Public Affairs Information Sources. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company, 1988. Ref. Z7165 .U5 E53 1988.

A bibliography which gathers sources of information on hundreds of subjects including public administration, civil service, municipal government, and regulation. Within each subject, sources listed include abstract services, indexes, associations, professional societies, bibliographies, directories, handbooks and manuals, on-line databases, and periodicals.


Federal Regulatory Directory. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Inc., 1986.
Ref. KF 5406 .A15 F4 1986.

This Directory contains 13 in-depth profiles of the largest federal regulatory agencies, as well as shorter profiles of 90 other agencies. Also includes sections on history, current issues, and major federal legislation regarding regulation. Two indexes allow for searching by subject or personnel.


Government Agencies. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983. Ref. JK 421 .G65 1983.

Information on the what, why and how of more than 100 government agencies and their roles in regard to the nation's economy. Each article includes references to past performance and delineates the tasks and problems of individual agencies. Additional sources are given.


Handbook on Public Personnel Administration and Labor Relations. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1983. Ref. JK 765 .H35 1983.

A collection of twenty-three chapters by different authors on topics in public sector personnel administration, labor relations,a nd collective bargaining.


ICCH Council on Public Policy and Management. Cases inPublic Policy and Management 1980. Boston: Intercollegiate Case Clearing House, 1980. Ref. JF 1338 .A2 116 1980.

A bibliography of 407 cases with full descriptions in one of twelve curricular sections. Cross references by topic and author/title lists are included. Highlights of recommended cases and best sellers are noted. Previous editions for 1978 and 1979 are available.


International City Management Association. Municipal Yearbook. Washington, DC: ICMA, 1987. Ref. JS 344 .C5 A24 1987.

Information on questions and issues concerning local government management. Profiles of cities, trends, and services, associations and unions in Canada included. Cumulative index 1977-1981.


Kelly, Matthew A. Labor and Industrial Relations: Terms Laws Court Decisions, and Arbitration Standards. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.
Ref. KP 3369 .K45 1987.

A text on public and private sector labor law, divided into three parts: a glossary of terms; a compendium of labor legislation; and major court decisions and standards in arbitration.


Kurschke, Earl R. and Byron M. Jackson. The Public Policy Dictionary. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1987. Ref. H 97 .K78 1987.

This dictionary contains definitions of U.S. public policy terms along with a paragraph on their significance. Terms are arranged alphabetically within separate subject chapters. A bibliography and index are provided.


New York (City). The Green Book Official Directory of the City of New York 1988-1989. New York: 1988-89. Ref. JS 1222 1988-89C.

This is a listing of departments, agencies, and officials including telephone numbers. Complaint numbers, Foreign Consulates in New York city, information on where to apply for licenses, permits, etc., factual highlights of taxes, flags, and dates are included.


The New York Red Book 1997-1998. 94th ed. Guilderland, NY: New York Legal Publishing Corp., 1989. Ref. JK 3430 .N5 1997-98.

An informal presentation of political subdivisions with pertinent information on the Legislative and Judicial Branches, State Departments and Agencies. Biographies and photographs of elected officials and recent election results are provided.


New York (State). Department of State. Manual for the Use of the Legislature. Albany, NY: Department of State, 1986-87. Ref. JK3430 .A25.

The New York State and United States Constitutions, functions of administrative departments with personnel data, and voting and population statistics are included in this volume.


New York (State). Division of the Budget. 1996 New York State Statistical Yearbook. 21st ed. Albany, NY: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 1996. Ref. HA 541 .N48 1996.

Statistics concerning New York State's economic, social, cultural, and physical health in essay to read column displays. Includes state government organization chart and an annotated directory of New York State government agencies with phone numbers. Voter registration and vote count statistics by county are given.


Organization Charts, New York State Government. Albany, NY: New York (State). Division of the Budget, 1980. Ref. JK 3431 1980 .A5x.

This booklet contains organizations charts of each New York State agency.


Ott, J. Steven and Jay M. Shafritz. The Facts on File Dictionary of Nonprofit Organization Management. New York: Facts on File Publications, 1986. Ref. HD 62.6 .O88 1986.

A dictionary devoted to terms that are useful for managers in the nonprofit sector.


Plano, Jack C. The American Political Dictionary. 4th ed. New York: Holt, Rinehart, 1976.
Ref. JK 9 .P55 1976.

1200 terms topically arranged within chapters in an historical context. Clarity of language brings the contemporary political scene into focus. Index.


Research Centers Directory. 20th ed. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Inc., 1995. Ref. AS 25 .D5 1996.

A guide to university and non-profit organizations involved in continuing research. Coverage of all fields of endeavor including a government and public affairs section. Three indexes provide specific approaches.


Safire, William. Safire's New Political Dictionary: The Definitive Guide to the New Language of Politics. New York: Random House, 1993. Ref. JK 9 .S2 1993.


Schultz, Marilyn Spigel and Vivian Loeb Kasen. Encyclopedia of Community Planning and Environmental Management. New York: Facts on File Publications, 1984.
Ref. +HD 108.6 .S38 1984.

Short entries on such varied topics as street naming system, Disney World, and sludge. Includes entries on federal agencies, important cases and legislation, and census terms.


Shafritz, Jay M. The Facts on File Dictionary of Public Administration. New York: Facts on File Publications, 1985. Ref. JA 61 .S54 1985.

This dictionary includes biographical entries, court cases, journals, laws, and organizations. Reference at the end of entries provide examples of usage and sources for further information.


Statistics Sources. 7th ed. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1982. Ref. +Z 7551 .S84 1982.

U.S. and international subject guide to data on industrial, social, business, educational, and financial topics. Publications of the United Nations and affiliated organizations are listed, This volume also includes major census data and a bibliography of key statistical sources.


The United States Government Manual 1997/98. Washington, DC: Office of The Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, 1997. Ref. JK 421 .A3 1997-98.

The official handbook of the federal government, providing information on federal agencies, including an agency description, key personnel, sources of information, and some organizational charts.





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Spring 1985
Updated by Laura Manzari


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