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Do you ever visit the reference list in the end of political science article? Did you notice any unique feature in the APSA referencing style?

Like all other professionals and areas of studies professionals and students of Political Science need to create documents, news articles, and thesis.  Similar to others, they also research material to validate information in their documents. 


After considering their diversified needs, American Political Science Association formulated a citation style called APSA citation. It follows the editorial style of the latest edition of Chicago citation. The recent version of APSA is revised in 2006.  It allows political science students, professional and researchers to quote sources in their documents not only to show the worth of material in the document, but also to help their readers to better understand the theories used in the text. 


APSA is the most well-known referencing system used in papers submitted to American Political Science Association. This is a parenthetical system of referencing that cited source in the text, whereas full information is given at the end of document. It guides readers to locate the original source if they find it necessary to explore the source for better understanding.


To cite sources in APSA, writers have to follow few simple rules to cite sources accurately. Referencing style consist of three components, author name, year of publication and page numbers to efficiently guide readers. Sources are always displayed in brackets. In case author name is already used in the sentence, the only year of publication and page number is added in the bracket and placed immediately after author name. For every single citation, complete detail of reference must be provided in the reference list at the end of the document.


Instead of doing it manually you can also use APSA citation generator to quote sources in your research paper. Automatic reference generator eliminate the risk of mistakes; students may make while putting references manually.  

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