Citation Help provides information about citing sources using different style guides (APA, MLA, etc.), managing your citations with RefWorks or EndNote, tips on avoiding plagiarism, and creating annotated bibliographies. Choose a topic link above or from the menu at the left, or continue reading to learn some basics about citations. What is a citation? Citation examples When to cite Choosing a style guide
There are a number of citation styles and the Library holds print copies and quick guides at the Research Help desk.
For POLI 375 use either APA 6th or Chicago 16th Author-Date.
Each of these styles requires a reference list of sources. Refworks can help with formatting your reference list.
Each of these styles requires the use of in-text citations for work quoted, paraphrased or summarized. An in-text citation MUST include:that include three elements:
APA: (Smith, 2000, p.987)
Chicago: (Smith 2000, 987)
Reference list examples: consult the quick guides at the links below for book, journal, newspaper, government documents, websites, and more. Note that ebooks and ejournals require additional information such as a DOI,or a URL, and for Chicago, an access date. Note: Your professor may not require access dates , urls, or doi's.
APA Ejournal example:
Kossinets, G. & Watts, D.J. (2009). Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network. American Journal of Sociology 115(2), 405–50. doi:10.1086/599247.
Chicago Ejournal example: