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Political Science - Brescia

Brescia University College Political Science Research Guide


Writing an essay or research paper can be hard work! The resources below can help you with your writing:

  1. Visit the Writing Centre at Brescia.
  2. The OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab has lots of writing resources for you to use. You can find out about subject-specific writing, writing mechanics, grammar, and more.
  3. Check out Western’s Writing Support Centre Online Writing Resources. They have lots of writing support handouts for you to use.

Writing Resources


Citing is an important part of the research process – you need to give credit to the authors of the sources you used!


The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) and the American Psychology Association style (APA) are commonly used for political science papers. Both Guides will give you a basic introduction to in-text citations and references in these styles.

For more information, please see:

Don’t forget – if you have questions about citation, ask a library staff member – we’re here to help!

Citation Management

What is Citation Management Software?

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