APSA Style

APSA relies on an author-date system, and provides a pragmatic and simple way to reference publications in a variety of formats. It concentrates on formats important to political science, with special attention given to documents produced within the United States government. IN APSA, parenthetical references within the text direct readers to the reference list.

The examples below come from the APSA Style Manual for Political Science, revised August 2006.

 

Web

Blog Post

Book Review (Library Database)

Conference Paper (Web Site)

House of Representatives Committee Hearing

House of Representatives Committee Report

House of Representatives Floor Debate

e-Book

Data file

ICPSR Data File

Journal Article (Library Database)

Interactive Map

Newspaper Article (Library Database)

Newspaper Article (Web Site)

Radio Show (Podcast)

Senate Committee Hearing

Senate Committee Report

Senate Floor Debate

TV Show

Video (on Web Site)

Web Site

Media

CD

DVD

Print

Book

Book Review

Chapter in Edited Book

House of Representatives Committee Hearing

House of Representatives Committee Report

House of Representatives Floor Debate

Journal Article

Senate Committee Hearing

Senate Committee Report

Senate Floor Debate

Live Event

Personal Communication (Interview, etc.)

Lecture