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Political Science

Resources for political science and related disciplines

Political Science Resources

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.

Citing Your Sources

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. 

Citing your sources in APSA style

If you have been asked to user the American Political Science Association (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.