Comparative Politics: Citing Sources
Cite Your Sources
by Kimberly Willson Last Updated Jan 6, 2023 984 views this year
Style Guides in the Library
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association byCall Number: BF76.7 .P83 2010 -- 2nd Floor ReferenceISBN: 9781433805592Publication Date: 2009-07-15
- The Chicago Manual of Style byCall Number: Z253 .C57 -- 2nd Floor ReferenceISBN: 9780226104201
- The Bluebook byCall Number: KF245 .U5 -- 2nd Floor ReferenceISBN: 9780615361161Publication Date: 2010-05-02
- MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers byCall Number: LB2369 .G53 2009 -- 3rd FloorISBN: 9781603290241Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Citation Guidance on the Web
The following are good web resources to help you learn citation formatting, view citation examples, and more.
- OWL - Purdue's Online Writing LabDetailed guide to APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles. Navigate to "Research and Citation" on the left to access citation style help.
- Basic Legal CitationGuide from Cornell University School of Law. Updated in 2011, this guide includes a "how to cite" page including directions on citing constitutions, statutes, rules, and more
- PSU Library: Citing sourcesTutorial on citing sources. Use the arrows in the lower right to move through the pages of this tutorial.
- Chicago Manual of Style OnlineProvides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. Funded by donors to the Dean's Fund for Excellence in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
Citation Management Tools
With these tools you can collect book and article citations from the library catalog and databases. Then using a plugin for MS Word, you can insert those citations into your paper in the appropriate format.
See the library guide, Manage Citations with Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote, on how to use these tools. The Library provides workshops and support for Zotero.
ZoteroZotero is a free, open source citation management tool that comes as a Firefox extension or a standalone program for other browsers. It offers plugins for MS Word and Open Office so you can insert citations as you write your paper.