Research Resources

Resource Room
147 Rubenstein Hall
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University

The Resource Room is a multipurpose facility designed to serve the research, data, and study-space needs of faculty, research scientists, graduate students and undergraduate public policy majors who are writing theses. 

Facilities and technology

  • -- Six computer terminals with Internet access for use by public policy graduate students.
  • -- Eight individual carrels and four tables for study space or short meetings.
  • -- Wireless Internet connection for patrons who prefer to bring their own laptops.
  • -- Printer and photocopy machines (for use by patrons with a prepaid personal flex card.)
  • -- Shelf space for non-circulating journals, printed materials and collections of public-use data in CD-ROM format for programs pertinent to public policy.
  • --  Equipment to view material on CDs and tapes.


Catherine Shreve, the Perkins Librarian for Public Policy, holds office hours from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the academic year to address reference questions from faculty, students and staff. You may drop in or schedule an appointment for a research consultation. Catherine can help you find sources for your papers, identify relevant databases from all the Duke University Libraries, and refine your search strategies.

Fleishman Commons, Sanford Building
Fleishman Commons
Sanford Building