What is APSA style?
APSA stands for the American Political Science Association. It is the citation style used by many political science scholars, and it is the style used in all APSA journals.
Official APSA Style Manual at CSUSM Library
This is the official APSA manual published by the American Political Science Association. It is the most recent and up-to-date edition available.
- Library copies (JA86 .A52 2006)
The CSUSM Library owns a copy of the official APSA Style Manual that you can consult in person. Click on the link to see where it is located.
- Free PDF from APSA website
The entire APSA style manual is also available for free online from the APSA website. Click on the link above to view the PDF.
Helpful Online Guides
- The Writing Center APSA Documentation (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
See examples for how to cite most commonly used materials in political science papers, including government and legal documents.
- CiteSource APSA (Trinity College)
Examples accompanied by helpful screenshots and pictures showing you how to locate the information you need to include in your citation.
- APSA Style (Edinboro University of Pennsylvania)
A straightforward webpage with examples for citing online and print books and articles.