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Public Affairs, Public Service, and Public Administration: Dealing with References

This guide includes resources for studying public affairs, public service, and public administration.

Citation Managers

Sources for APA Style

APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University Online Writing Laboratory)

Based on the 7th edition of the APA Manual [6th ed.at Dana Reference Desk BF76.7.P83 2010].  

APAStyleBlog: (American Psychological Association)

APA Citation Style, 7th edition (Gisela Butera, George Washington University)

This library guide is especially useful for the page about government documents, a subject upon which APA says far too little.

Citing Court Decisions in APA Style  (APA Style Kitty, posted by Chelsea Lee, October 03, 2013)

From the APA blog.  Some details in APA Publication Manual, 6th ed., page 218.  Bluebook abbreviations at https://law.uakron.libguides.com/bluebook

Referencing@Portsmouth (University of Portsmouth, UK)

Still based on APA 6th so far, this site Interprets a wide variety of APA style questions that are otherwise hard to find.  Includes, for example, suggestions for unpublished internal documents.

The Learning APA guide from Rutgers New Brunswick will also help you with APA style.

Hot off the press for our times:  How to Create an APA Style Reference for a Canceled Conference Presentation: https://apastyle.apa.org/blog/canceled-conferences  (courtesy of Karen Hartman, New Brunswick Libraries)

APA Reference Examples

Book

Hinton, A. L. (1999). Biocultural approaches to the emotions. Cambridge University Press.

Scholarly Article from an Online Database (with and without doi)

Yarcheski, A., Mahon, N., Yarcheski, T., Hanks, M., & Cannella, B. (2009). A meta-analytic study of predictors of maternal-fetal attachment. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46(5), 708-715. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.10.013

Yarcheski, A., Mahon, N., Yarcheski, T., Hanks, M., & Cannella, B. (2009). A meta-analytic study of predictors of maternal-fetal attachment. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46(5), 708-715.

Article from a Scholarly Journal (Print)

Watson, J. D., & Crick, F. H. (1953). A structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid. Nature, 171, 737-738.

Article from a Newspaper (Online Database)

Tax incentives reform: Still not the answer to N.J.’s fiscal crisis. (2019, January 29). Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ), p. 014.

Non Periodical Web Document, Web Page, or Report

Myers, M., Paiz, J., Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M.,…Keck, R. (2019, December 20). General format. Purdue Online Writing Lab. https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html

Dissertations and Theses

Dissertations and Theses by Stephanie Bartz, Alexander Library

Information about locating Rutgers theses and dissertations as well as sources about writing your thesis or dissertation.  Includes relevant links to many Rutgers departments.

Graduate School Newark Guide to Preparing an Electronic Doctoral Dissertation

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