Style Manual & Writing Guides


Style Manuals & Writing Guides

 
 
What is a Style Manual?
A handbook or guide that illustrates the accepted format
for citing your references in term papers, theses, articles, etc.
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AAA (American Anthropological Associaton) Style

On the web:  AAA Style Guide
Note:  AAA (American Anthropological Association) format uses The Chicago Manual of Style and Webster's Tenth New Collegiate Dictionary. Where no rule is present on this list, follow Chicago.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

In the library:  The APA Publication Manual is available at the Reference Desk under this call number:  BF 76.7 .P82

On the web: 
Sample Paper: APA Style
Electronic References - official APA page covers commonly asked questions regarding how to cite electronic media.
ONLINE! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources - citing internet sources in APA

Printable guide:  MS Word   or   PDF
This University Library Guide is based on the 5th edition of the the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  If you have trouble printing it, you can ask for a copy at the reference desk.



 
ASA (American Sociological Association) Style
 
In the library:  The ASA Style Guide is available at the Reference Desk under this call number: HM 73 .A54

Printable guide: 
MS Word   or  PDF
This University Library Guide is intended for authors who wish to publish articles in the American Sociological Association format.  If you have trouble printing it, you can ask for a copy at the reference desk.


 

CBE (Council of Biological Editors) Style

In the library:  Scientific Style and Format, 6th edition, is available at the Reference Desk under this call number: T 11 .S386 1994.

On the web:   
Guidelines (PDF Format) - from the National Library of Medicine
Sample Pages: CBE Style
ONLINE! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources - citing internet sources in CBE




Chicago Style

In the library:  The Chicago Manual of Style is available at the Reference Desk under this call number: Z 253 .U69

On the web:
Sample Paper: Chicago Style
ONLINE! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources - citing internet sources in Chicago

Printable guide: MS Word   or  PDF
This University Library Guide follows The Chicago Manual of Style official guidelines for print formats.  If you have trouble printing it, you can ask for a copy at the reference desk.




MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

In the library:  The MLA Style Manual is available at the Reference Desk under this call number: PN 147 .G444

On the web:
Frequently Asked Questions about MLA Style - This is published and kept current on the Internet by the Modern Language Association of America.
Sample Paper: MLA Style
Style Manuals
MLA Bibliography Generator  - free software that allows you to quickly and effortlessly format your documents' works cited lists in accordance with the latest MLA or APA style guidelines.
ONLINE! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources - citing internet sources in MLA

Printable guide:  MS Word  or  PDF
This University Library Guide is based on the 6th edition of the the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. This guide follows MLA's official guidelines for electronic formats and includes very useful examples from our Library's collection of online databases.  If you have trouble printing it, you can ask for a copy at the reference desk.


 

Turabian Style

In the library:  The Turabian Manual is available at the Reference Desk under this call number: LB 2369 .T8

On the web:  Style Manuals

Writing Guides

Cal State L.A. University Writing Center

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant - Paradigm is an extensive online writer's guide and handbook. It is intended to be useful for all writers, from inexperienced to advanced.

The Write Place This is an extraordinary web site for information and help with the type of special academic writing required of you in a university setting. There are hundreds of outstanding online guides on all aspects of writing.

Guide for Writing Research Papers - based on the MLA format