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Public Policy

A guide to research resources for Public Policy research

Citing Sources

The primary reasons for citing sources in a research paper are to give credit to the authors whose work you have drawn upon and to allow readers to track down your sources, should they wish to do so.

There are many style guides for formatting citations and creating bibliographies.  APA and Chicago are frequently used in public policy, but you may be called upon to use others.

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