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LCR is part of the overall University of Calgary re-entry strategy. We are working to restore some essential services as quickly as possible in a way that is safe for you - our users- and our staff and in the context of the overall campus re-entry plan. We will continue to offer our suite of online services and will also be expanding access to online books and resources. Virtual service hours today: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Physical locations remain closed. You can return your books to the exterior book drop on the East side of the TFDL. More information on the Covid 19 page.

PPOL: Public Policy

General Guide on Researching Public Policy. Intended for individuals enrolled in the Master of Public Policy program at the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy.

Introduction to This Guide

The focus of this guide is public policy in general, ie., the policies made by public bodies (governments or intergovernmental organizations (IGOs)).  Emphasis is on Canadian federal public policy.  Some information on the policy-making process will be provided. 

This general guide will take the interdisciplinary area of public policy and divided it into two major components:


  • Sources that contain public policy documents.  Most of the time these are governmental or intergovernmental resources.


  • These are sources that analyze, comment on, describe, discuss, or interpret policies.  Many of these are written and published by associations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), policy centres and institutes and think tanks.  Literature produced by these organizations if often known as grey literature.

PPOL613 Block Week Library Introduction

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