This guide is designed as a starting point for political science research. If you are not finding what you need please consult one of our other in-depth guides on related topics. Consult the list of Social Sciences guides below.
The following guides are available for courses in the Political Science Department at University Park and World Campus.
When using information from another source you must give credit to the original author or you are plagiarizing. You give credit by citing the source. Make sure your citation contains everything you would need to backtrack and find the information again. It is best to pick one citation style and be consistent.
If you have been asked to user the American Poltiical Science Assocation (APSA) citation style these resources can help.
Plagiarism, whether you copy a paragraph from a book or cut and paste someone else's words from an e-mail, is a violation of Penn State's academic integrity policy.