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New Reference Books!

Here are some of the latest and greatest books that have been added to the reference collection!1

modern homelessness.JPGHombs, M. E. Modern Homelessness: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO, c2011.
Dewey REF HV 4493 H63 2011

This is a reference handbook about the contemporary world issue of homelessness, focused on the last decade. Have there been any efforts to change the issue of homelessness? This reference source outlines the developing strategies and solutions that have been emerging to put an end to homelessness. The last decade has brought on key trends in the development of studies to reduce homelessness. Statistical data has shown that in 2005 to 2009 the number of people living without homes decreased by 36 percent (pg.XIII).






Sage Pub Admin.jpgPeter, B. G. and Pierre, J. The SAGE Handbook of Public Administration. London, Sage, c2012.
Dewey REF JF 1351 H277 2012

This reference book focuses on the “state-of-the-art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy” (Back cover). Why does Administration matter? This book looks extensively at the value of scholarly theory in the context of government action.








Supreme Court.jpgEpstein, L., and J. A. Segal. The Supreme Court Compendium. Los Angeles, SAGE/CQ Press, c2012.

Dewey REF KF8742 S914 2012

This reference book is for those that are interested in the Supreme Court’s history; review process; relationship with other political entities; and impact. It includes a collection of data to understand the court, the justices and case decisions. The book gives an overview of the Supreme Court from its history to its impact on certain policies.

If you have questions or need help locating any of these materials, drop by the Reference Desk or call us at 442-3691.






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