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Research Guides

International Affairs

Need to Know: Citing Sources in APSA

In many cases, the American Political Science Association (APSA) citation style is prescribed in this subject area. Check your syllabus and/or with your instructor to confirm their preference.

A couple of other things to remember - make use of reference management software (options in the Organizing Information tab) and be careful to cite any information or data used (the University Writing Center can help answer questions).

Anatomy of Scholarly Article (from NCSU)

Scholarly Sources in Political Science

The databases below provide extensive coverage of political topics, including international relations, law, public administration and policy, international relations or trade, comparative politics, developing nations, etc. published in journals, books, public documents, web sites, and policy reports.

Sources in the Historical Literature

The History databases are quite useful for looking at past events in International Affairs, Political Sciences and Economics.

These history databases can limit to articles ABOUT a specific period of time (usually databases limit by publication date).  Just put the dates of the time period in which you are interested in the ERA field.

Databases in Public Administration

Databases on International Relations

Databases of Legal Articles and Law Reviews