Citation Tools

Many resources like HOLLIS and article databases will offer you citation information for individual articles and books. Remember to check these citations for accuracy before including them in your work. :

Style Guides

Consult an official guide for the style you are using to write your paper. There is no HKS school-wide policy that mandates a certain citation style for student papers, so if you are unsure, we recommend checking with the individual faculty member who assigned your paper to determine if s/he has a required or preferred citation style.

The Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style is a popular citation style for the social sciences.

APA (American Psychological Association) Style

The American Psychological Association style, referred to as APA, is also used in the social sciences.

AP Stylebook

The Communications Program at HKS recommends AP Style for non-academic writing such as blog postings, op-eds and news stories.