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Citation Formatting

Quick Guides by Dr. Cook

Online Citation Tools

These programs allow you to electronically format your sources and create a bibliography that can be downloaded directly into your paper.

Source Aid

SourceAid’s Citation Builder formats your bibliography in MLA, APA, CMS & CSE styles. You can also save your work for later editing or addition.

Citation Machine

Citation Machine generates works cited entries in MLA and APA formats which are able to be copied and pasted into a word document.


We subscribe to this service! RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic software package that enables you to:

  • Organize your research
  • Include citations while you write your paper
  • Build a bibliography in a variety of style formats (MLA, APA, Chicago)
  • Import references from many data sources (Databases, Catalog
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PLS201 - Introduction to Political Science - Prof. Botteron

The focus of these library sessions is to help you to build fundamental skills in political science research. You will be introduced to an array of types of research tools. The following items are a selection of research tools available to you.

1. Subject Encyclopedias

There are two important electronic collections of specialized subject encyclopedias:

Important Individual Titles

2. Article Databases

3. Finding Information from Think Tanks and Other Research Sources

  • PAIS International - this core index to political science and public policy information indexes journals as well as books and publications by think tanks, NGOs, and research institutes. It also includes coverage of important U.S. and foreign government publications. Often, you can search the "Source" field with the name of the think tank, i.e. "Heritage Foundation" or "Brookings Institution".
  • CQ Researcher - a sophisticated weekly newsmagazine. Each issue focuses on one important issue of current interest. Includes excellent selective recommendations on key documents, reports, articles, and relevant organizations.

Think Tank Directories

General Lists

Conservative Think Tanks

4. Finding Political Publications and Websites

5. Finding Opinion Polls

6. Finding Statistical Information