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Public Management & Policy: Citing

Search tips and research resources for topics related to management in the public sector and public policy. Also includes resources for citing sources.

Why cite?

Failing to cite the sources from which you obtained information constitutes plagiarism, which comes with serious academic consequences. Make sure you have all the information you need to cite a source, even if you're not 100% sure you'll use the source in your final paper or project.

View this guide to learn more about why and how to cite sources:

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due


EndNote is a widely-used bibliographic reference software program that can help you organize your citations. Georgia State faculty, staff and students can download a free copy of EndNote.

See the EndNote information page or contact Joel Glogowski if you have questions about Endnote.

Style guides

Check with your professor to find out if s/he wants you to follow specific style guidelines when writing your paper. There are several types of manuals or style guides for writing research papers. Two common styles are MLA (Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychological Association). As you format your paper and citations, you may want to consult one of the following resources:

Citing government documents

Consult the sections on citing government publications in the style guide manuals above. You can also refer to this reference book:

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