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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

What is APA Style?

APA Style is a standardized writing format, established by the American Psychological Association, which you may need to follow when submitting projects or papers. If you have questions about APA formatting, look at our APA Style Guide.


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RefWorks is a powerful online research management tool designed to help you easily gather, organize, store and share your research and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies. See our RefWorks research guide for information about using refworks. 


About this Research Guide

This research guide provides information about library resources available to Franklin University students who are seeking their MPA degree.

It includes the following information will help you conduct research related to public administration:

Additionally, you can find information to help you with your program:

For more information about using library resources to conduct library research as you pursue your degree, view the videos below.

You can also scroll down to see information to help you with graduate student writing and learn about professional and trade organizations.

Using Library Resources

Graduate Student Writing Guide

The Graduate Student Academic Writing Guide was created specifically for graduate students as a step-by-step overview of the research writing process.  

It contains sections on how to

  1. develop a topic,
  2. locate information, and
  3. evaluate your sources.

It also provides writing tips and resources, as well as resources for preparing an annotated bibliography and conducting a literature review.

Professional and Trade Organizations

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