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.

Sanford Building
Sanford Building