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APSA Citation

Learning Outcomes

Once you have read this guide, you should be able to:

  • Recognize when a citation is needed.
  • Apply the correct formatting rules for citation according to APSA specifications.

APSA Citation Style

The discipline of Political Science follows the American Political Science Association Style Manual.  

APSA style is based on the 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (2003), but a newer 16th edition was published in 2010. 

Here are a couple of places for additional help with APSA format: