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Plagiarism Education and Prevention by Cara Bradley

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Humanities and social sciences

Political studies

Overview

As with other social sciences disciplines, monographs and journal articles both figure prominently in political studies research, with neither publication type assuming the dominance seen with monographs in the humanities and journal literature in the hard sciences. Hence, both of these publication types should be highlighted in instruction sessions to ensure that students know how to cite them.

In addition to these more traditional publication types, however, political studies is a field characterized by its heavy use of other, non-traditional sources. Many of these fall into the ‘gray literature’ category, including government documents, publications from non-governmental organizations ...

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