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POLS 212 Legislative Research: Writing and Citing

How to write a policy memo

Check out these academic websites for more information on how to write a policy memo:

Where to Find Citation Help

The Simmons College Writing Center provides one-on-one tutoring, workshops and presentations designed to strengthen students' academic reading, writing, critical thinking, and research skills. Services include writing and citation help as well as online documentation style guides for most of the commonly used citation styles.

Database Citation Tools

Most online databases include an automated citation feature that allows you to generate citations in most of the commonly used documentation styles.  Click the title link for the article you want to cite and look for links to Cite, Cite This or Citation Tools, for example, from within the full record.  Please note that no online citation generator is 100% accurate.  Please be sure to check your citations to make sure that they include all of the correct information, in the proper order and with the proper capitalization and punctuation!

Watch the video below to see how to use the Cite feature in EBSCO databases.

Free Online Citation Tools

Following is a selection of free online citation generators that can help students to create citations and manage bibliographies.  Remember, though, that no online citation generator is 100% accurate.  Please be sure to check your citations to make sure that they include all of the correct information, in the proper order and with the proper capitalization and punctuation!