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PoliSci Print Writing Guides
Citing Your Work
When you write a research paper, you will need to include information about the sources you used. This information is used to create the citation which is collected in the bibliography.
Guides on formatting research papers (including bibliographies) are known as style guides or manuals. Different disciplines require different style manuals. Make sure you use the style guide recommended by your Professor.
- Citation Styles: More information on citations; citation management (e.g. Zotero); etc.
Online Citation Style Guides
American Political Science Association
APA Style (style of the American Psychological Association and the social sciences)
Chicago Style (style for the humanities and some social science disciplines)
MLA Style (style of the Modern Language Association)
Print Style Guides
Style guides are located at the Research Support Desk (Library North, floor 2)
Style manual for political science.
Call Number: JA86 .A49 2001
Located on Library North 4.
The style manual for scholars writing for the American Political Science Review and other political science journals.
The Chicago Manual of Style by
Call Number: Ref. Z253 .U69 2003
Located at the Research Support Desk on the 1st Floor of Library North.
MLA Handbook by
Call Number: Rsrch. Sppt. Desk LB2369 .G53 2009
Located at the Research Support Desk on the 1st Floor of LIbrary North