Political Science Citation Formats
I. Reference citations (full citations listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper)
Meyer, Dick. 2004. “The Anatomy of a Myth: How Did One Exit Poll Answer Become the Story of How Bush Won? Good Question.” The Washington Post, December 5, Sec. B, p. 1.
Nagourney, Adam. 2005. “Democrats Entangled: So What Happened in That Election, Anyhow?” The New York Times, January 2, Sec. 4, p. 3.
Journal one author
Fearon, James D. 1995. “Rationalist Explanations for War.” International Organization 49 (Summer): 379-414
Journal two authors
Smith, Alistair, and Alan Stam. 2003. “Mediation and Peacekeeping in a Random Walk Model of Civil and Interstate War.” International Studies Review 5 (December): 115-35
Browning, Tonya. 1997. “Embedded Visuals” Student Design in Web Spaces.” Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environment 3 (1). http://english.ttu.edu/- kairos/2.1/features/browning/index.html. (October 21, 1997).
Book one author
Bryner, G.C. 1987. Bureaucratic Discretion. Elmsfor NY: Pergamon Press.
Book two authors
Sourauf, Frank J., and Paul Allen Beck. 1988. Party Politics in America. 6th ed. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman
Chapter in multiauthor collection
Hermann, Margaret G. 1984. “Personality and Foreign Policy Decision Making: A Study of Fifty-Three Heads of Government.” In Foreign Policy Decision Making, ed. Donald A. Sylvan and Steve Chan. New York: Praeger, 133-152.
d. Institutional authors (no primary author listed)
Human Rights Watch. 2003. We’ll Kill you if you cry: Sexual Violence in the Sierra Leone Conflict. New York: Human Rights Watch.
International Monetary Fund (IMF). 2005. “dealing with the Revenue Consequences of Trade Reform.” Paper prepared by the Fiscal Affairs Department.
II. In paper citations
1. Citations in the body paragraphs...