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Economics: Citing, Writing, Dissertations

A guide to resources in economics

APA and Bluebook Resources

These resources illustrate the basics of APA citation style, 7th edition.  For assistance with materials which aren't covered by the sample citations provided, you're welcome to contact me.  r.palmatier@northeastern.edu

NOTE: For complex legal citations, APA editors defer to The Bluebook: a uniform system of citation. The preceding link directs you to the NU Law Library Guide to Bluebook citation. Other Bluebook links appear on a separate tab.

Some materials in this section were created by staff of the Purdue OWL. This material is owned by Purdue University and the Purdue OWL. Please use this material responsibly and only in accordance with Purdue's terms and conditions of fair use.

Other links are from the American Psychological Association (APA) web pages.

For your project, slides 19 through 36 are most relevant.

 

 

As noted previously, APA and most other major citation styles rely on The Bluebook for complex legal citations. Here are some online guides for your use.

Additional Citation Styles

Check our pages on  citations and bibliographies.

Your instructor will generally specify the preferred citation style for your class.  Commonly used citation styles include: APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago, ASA (American Sociological Association), and MLA (Modern Languages Association).

Harvard Citation Style - From Taylor and Francis.

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) is an extraordinary resource for all aspects of paper writing, including citation and bibliography.  The Site Map is a good place to begin.

  • APA (Purdue OWL)
  • MLA (Purdue OWL)
  • ASA (Purdue OWL)

These links used by kind permission of the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Also try:

  • Chicago Manual of Style - 16th and 17th editions available.
  • ASA (American Sociological Association, Quick Guide)
  • For tricky questions about APA style, particularly newer media like YouTube or Twitter, check out the APA Style Blog.

 

 

 

Writing Assistance

For help with writing projects, consider a visit to Northeastern's Writing Center.  Same-day walk in service is available in 136 Snell Library; assistance by appointment is offered in the 412 Holmes center. Online consulting is also available (all appointments in EST).

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) is an extraordinary resource for all aspects of paper writing, including citation and bibliography.  The Site Map is a good place to begin.

 

These links used by kind permission of the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Citation Management Software

The Library supports EndNote, EndNoteOnline, RefWorks, Mendeleyand Zotero citation management software.

NU offers free downloads of EndNote citation management software through myNEU.  RefWorks EndNoteOnline, and Zotero are web-based resources.

  • Need help? Visit our training pages. Scroll down to schedule an appointment with one of our citation management specialists.

Finding Dissertations

This video and the alternative PowerPoint slides will show you how to find dissertations: in general, written at NU, written in my program, supervised by my advisor, and written using a particular theoretical framework. 

Dissertations Online

 Submitting dissertations and theses online

The Digital Repository Service is a secure repository system, designed to store and share scholarly, administrative, and archival materials from the Northeastern University community.

NU dissertations online are also searchable at Dissertations and Theses at NU.

To search for dissertations beyond NU, use ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, Global.

 

Print Dissertations and Theses at NU

Copies of all dissertations and theses written at Northeastern University are kept in the University Archives, 92 Snell Library.  Archives is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NU dissertations are fully cataloged and searchable through the Library Catalogs option in Scholar OneSearch.

 

Need more help?

Please e-mail Roxanne Palmatier, library contact for Political Science and International Affairs.