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Public Policy information resources: Citing & writing

Citing

Citation guides

Citation management software

Use Citation management software to import and export citations from numerous databases and format bibliographies automatically.

How to cite Twitter, YouTube, or other non-traditional formats

Search the APA Style Blog for some handy citation examples and discussion, or view apastyle.org

 
For assistance with citation questions, contact citation-managers@sfu.ca or book an appointment in-person

Writing

Academic writing

  • Academic writing: an introduction [print]
  • Mapping your thesis: the comprehensive manual of theory and techniques for masters and doctoral research [print]
  •  Complete your dissertation or thesis in two semesters or less [print]

Research Commons has a variety of services for graduate students including:

 

Policy writing 

Writing public policy : a practical guide to communicating in the policy making process [print]

Writing for Government
Course page for University of Victoria's ENGL 321, with suggestions on writing policy recommendations, briefing notes, and more

Policy Memo
Duke University's Writing Studio

Craft of Memo Writing
From the Atlas of Public Management, by Robert Behn

Writing a Policy Memo
USC Libraries

How to create superior briefings
Classic 1991 report for Canadian Centre for Management Development

 

Examples of policy briefs

PACE Policy Briefs
Policy Analysis for California Education - includes some working papers and infographics

PIIE Policy Briefs
Peterson Institute for International Economics