PS 321: European Governments: Citing Sources

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Using a Style Guide: Chicago Style Author-Date System

Use of a particular style guide reflects conventions in academic scholarship and conventions within specific discipline. Proper use of a style guide allows the reader to access the same sources and evidence the writer used to develop his or her arguments.

For papers in PS 321, use the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, Author-Date system.

General guidelines:

  • Point to a reference in the body of your paper using the author(s) last name, a date and a page number (if relevant).
  • Follow the examples in the Quick Guide to see how to format the bibliograpical references.
  • If an online journal article has a DOI then include it instead of the URL.
  • If citing a web site, include the URL and the date of publication (if known) or the access or last-modified date.

Citation exercise.