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Political Science: Writing and Citing

Resources for research in the subject of Political Science.

Help with Writing

How to Login if You are Off-Campus

  • Users who are off-campus will need to log in with their Blackboard credentials in order to access the databases and other resources offered by the Library. Students, faculty, and staff will be prompted to authenticate via Blackboard.
  • If you are having trouble logging in with Blackboard, the Library may refer you to Information Technology Services for assistance.

Basic Citation Information

Use RefWorks

RefWorks is an online citation management source.  Set up an account and start your research.

RefWorks Basics

Check out these youtube playlists created by RefWorks. 

How to Use RefWorks in 20 Minutes covers creating an account, adding references, organizing references using folders, creating a bibliography, and using Write 'n' Cite. 

For information on more advanced RefWorks features see check out the other playlists by RefWorks or come talk to a librarian at the Whittemore library. 

Use Zotero

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a citation management tool that is available as a stand-alone program or an extenstion of the Firefox browser: 

  • Create a personal database of references
  • Import references from multiple databases
  • Organize and manage references
  • Store and organize article PDFs
  • Share references
  • Access your library from any computer (set-up required)
  • Format bibliographies 

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