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POLS 480 (Kirsch)

POLS 480 (Kirsch)

Cite Your Sources

The Basics of Style

The key to citing any source is to:

  • be consistent in style and format;
  • have a clear and neat format;
  • present sufficient information for a reader to identify and find the work or cited passage;
  • not make up your own rules.

For citing material from the Web, two additional pieces of information are usually needed:

  • the electronic address or URL of the site (e.g. http://...)
  • the date you accessed the site or database

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