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This guide is designed to be a handy reference for study and research in Public Service and Administration. This page will help you find materials for your classes and research and set up way to keep track of them. On other tabs find specific materials.
Course Reserves and Class Guides
Find the location of books placed on reserve for your classes and link to articles on our electronic course reserve system.
Find class guides specifically designed for your class topic and syllabus.
Citing Your Work
In almost all cases, the Bush School prefers students to use the American Political Science Association (APSA) citation style. Check your syllabus and/or with your instructor to confirm their preference.
See the guides below for help citing specific kinds of materials used for your research.
Research Tip: Evaluating Information
Think before you click and print! Being able to evaluate information sources, determine authoritative information from less credible information is a necessity, especially because the web has access to just about everything. One of the Libraries' missions is to promote Information Literacy and educate patrons about how to evaluate sources.
The library has some handouts to help you critically evaluate the information you find on Web sites (or any type of information resource). Remember, anyone can publish anything on the Web.
- Evaluating Web Sources: A Checklist
- Critically Analyzing Information Sources
- Checklist: Critical Analysis of Information Sources (to be used with the handout above)
Research Tip: Setting up Table of Contents in MS Word
Related to organizing information, the capstone students have been asked to put their final projects into a specified format. Part of that includes the use of Table of Contents in Microsoft Word. Here is a brief guide to How to Set up Table of Contents in Microsoft Word (2007).
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