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Introduction to Political and Policy Studies (POSC003): Citations/Citing
Research guide for information resources on political science
Call Number: Li Ka Shing Library: 3 hour Reserve BF76.7 .P83 2010
Publication Date: 2010
In addition to providing guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, this manual offers an authoritative reference and citation system. It also covers the treatment of numbers, statistical and mathematical data, tables and figures.
The official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. Search for your question in Google - and add APA Style Blog to the end of your search.
Citation Management Tools
Citation management tools allow you to organize your research. In addition to saving citation information and linking to PDFs, many programs also assist with in-text citations and bibliography formatting.
Online hosted version of the popular program EndNote.
Academic Writing & Citing
When writing for academic assignments or projects, you must provide a citation and reference for any information that is not your original work. This includes paraphrasing someone else's ideas, as well as direct quotations. You need to cite your sources for a variety of reasons:
To give credit to the original author (avoiding plagiarism)
To allow your reader to refer back to the works you cited
To show your reader you've done the proper research by listing the literature you used when conducting your research
Proper citations usually include two parts:
In-text citations: indicate when you are referencing a source and whom you are referencing
Bibliography/reference list: a detailed list of the sources used so that your reader can locate them if needed