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Research Guides

POLS 681 - Library Orientation for POLS Instructors (Spring 2018)

Need to Know: Organizing Sources

For term papers or extended projects, you may want to make use of bibliographic application that will help organize your research and citations, make them accessible via the web, share with teammates and generate bibliographies easily in established formats, integrating with MS Word.

Need to Know: How to Cite Data

While a lot of attention is paid to finding and using datasets, it is just as critical to attribute the information properly and cite it.  Each discipline or publication seems to have its own convention for citing either in reference lists or in text.

Here are some sources that may provide assistance:

Data repositories and scholarly data sites may also provide a preferred citation for a dataset. Here are few that are core in policy sciences:

Different citation styles will also offer guidance on how to cite data: