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Political Science and Public Administration: Writing & Citing

This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in political science and public administration.

Business and Social Sciences Librarian

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Kim Westbrooks
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Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
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Jacksonville, AL 36265
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Writing

Writing and Citing websites

Which style should I use?

The citation style you use depends on a variety of factors. Many disciplines tend to use one particular style over another (Chicago for art, for example). Your instructors may require you use a certain style, so ask about which manual to use before you start your research. If you are publishing one of your works, your editor may require that you use of a certain style.

If you aren't required to use a certain style, use one that you are comfortable with and that best fits your needs. Just follow the guidelines and be consistent.

Evaluating Documents and Websites

Plagiarism

APA Citation Style

Citation Guides