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Political Science

Get started with key print and online resources in political science.

SAGE Research Methods

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SAGE Research Methods helps you design research projects, understand and discover particular methodologies, do your research, and write up your findings.

Search for a social science method or use the methods map to explore new techniques.

Ways to cite your sources

Best new option: citation managers

Citation managers are web-based or downloadable programs that create a personal library of your research that you can generate bibliographies from and even store and organize your PDFs.

Classic: style guides

Can't go wrong a style guide. The library has all of them or use Purdue University's Online Writing Lab.

Inefficient: citation machines

Citation machines generate a citation when you enter in the information about your source. It's time consuming and repetitive: you can cut and paste the citation, but there's no record of it afterwards.  What if you lose it?

Books about writing political science papers