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MoHA 2015: Capacity Building in Research

This Guide has been created to support the 2015 program “Strengthening Research Capacity to Enhance Democracy, Decentralised Governance and Development” for officials of Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs.

What is this guide about?

This guide provides links to information related to public policy, political governance and democracy, sustainability and financial management . To learn how to search for information, see the Help Guides.

Use the menu above or the tabs along the top to navigate through this guide.

Selamat Datang - Welcome

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Welcome to USC.  During your stay we hope you will enjoy visiting our library. I created this guide to lead you to resources that might assist you in researching and accessing data to inform your areas of responsibility.

Semoga sukses,


Getting Started

Before you begin searching for information, make sure you understand your topic and what you don't know.

  1. Write down what you already know about the topic and what you need to find out.
  2. Find dictionaries, encyclopedias for an overview of your topic.
  3. Find academic books to broaden your knowledge of your topic and to identify keywords.
  4. Find academic journal articles for detailed arguments about specific points.


Image of the assignment process. Write down what you know and need to know. Find dictionaries. Find textbooks. Find academic journal articles.

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