Style Guides


The ACS Style Guide: A Manual for Authors and Editors, 2nd ed. American Chemical Society, 1997.

The American Chemical Society offers this book "to guide and answer questions for authors and editors, to save them time, and to ensure clarity and consistency."

ACS Reference Style Guide. (American Chemical Society)

An online guide to the ACS style of citation.


AIP Style Manual, 4th ed. American Institute of Physics, 1990.

This style guide to the citation style used by the American Institute of Physics is available in print or online in PDF format.


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed. AmericanPsychological Association, 2001.

In addition to providing guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, this manual offers an authoritative reference and citation system. (Quoted from Books in Print)

APA - Style Citations of Electronic Sources

This site from the American Psychological Association shows how to cite an entire Web site as well as articles and abstracts from electronic databases.

APA Style Guide

Guide for writing research papers based on APA (American Psychological Association) style manual from Capital Community College.


A web extension to the American Psychological Association Style Manual.


CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 6th ed. Cambridge UniversityPress, 1994.

Booklist recommends that this style manual "should be the major desk reference for anyone writing a scientific article or book. Students should be made aware of the manual early in their educational career so that old habits can be broken and correct procedures adhered to."

Chicago (Turabian)

A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations, 6th ed. byKate L. Turabian, University of Chicago Press, 1996.

This guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style.

Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities

Derived from citation principles in Turabian's: Manual for Writers of Term papers, Theses, and Dissertations.

A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

Provides a basic introduction to citation style for social sciences term papers, based on (not the entire source) the 6th edition of Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996).

Turabian Citation

Citation style examples from Northwest Missouri State University Owens Library

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Centre

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center offers the note rather than parenthetical style of citation.


MLA handbook for writers of research papers, 6th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2003.

This new edition includes a chapter on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

MLA Style Guide

A guide for writing research papers based on MLA (Modern Language Association) style manual from the Humanities Department and the Arthur C. Banks Jr. Library at Capital Community College.

Rules for writers: a brief handbook, by Diana Hacker, Bedford/St. Martin's,c2000.

"Rules for Writers offers advice on every stage of the writing process, features a wide selection of class-tested exercises throughout the book, includes abundant examples of student writing, and has complete chapters on argument and research." (Quoted from the publisher's web site)

General Guides

Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper

Clear, very current examples of the major citation styles organized in an easily read table format from Duke University.

Citation & StyleGuides

Concordia University Libraries has gathered many links to different citation styles.

Internet Public Library at the University of Michigan

A thorough list of web sites and textbooks.


The online citation handbook from Dartmouth College.

General -- Discipline Specific (Economics | GovDocs | History | Life Science | Mathematics)


A guide for the young economist, by William Thomson, MIT Press, 2001. This book "covers the basics of clear exposition, including such nuts-and-bolts topics as titling papers, writing abstracts, presenting research results, and holding an audience's attention." (Quoted from Books in Print)

Government Docs

Uncle Sam - Brief Guide to citing government publications

"This guide provides examples of the most common examples of government document citations. These examples are based on the Chicago/Turabian standard bibliographic style and not reference-list form." Quoted from the web site of the University of Memphis.


A pocket guide to writing in history, by Mary Lynn Rampolla, Bedford/St. Martin's, c2001.

Succinctly covers everything students need to know in order to write effective history papers. (From the book cover)

Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities

Derived from citation principles in Turabian's: Manual for Writers of Term papers, Theses, and Dissertations.

Citing Electronic Information in History Papers

Developted by Maurice Crouse, Department of History, The University of Memphis.

Life Science Journals

Author's Handbook of Styles for Life Science Journals, CRC Press, 1996.

"The Author's Handbook of Styles for Life Science Journals gives authors in the life sciences all the information necessary for the correct & complete compilation of a manuscript for submission to their journal of choice." (Quoted from Books in Print synopsis)

Mathematical Sciences

Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences, 2nd ed. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, c1998.

Its overview of the entire publication process is invaluable for anyone hoping to publish in a technical journal.

General -- Online and Electronic Resources

Citation Styles Online

Guide for citing online resources using MLA, APA, Chicago, & CBE styles by Diana Hacker. This information is drawn from Hacker's book Research and documentation in the electronic age.

Citing Electronic Sources

The Library of Congress Digital Library provides excellent examples of how to cite different kinds of electronic formats in Turabian and MLA styles. It focuses on the types of materials found in the LC American Memory site, such as films, maps, recorded sound, photographs and drawings, special presentations, and texts.

The Columbia Guide to Online Style

This site offers part of the information given in The Columbia Guide to Online Style by Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor (Columbia UP, 1998)

Electronic Styles: a handbook for citing electronic information, 2nd ed. by Xia Li and Nancy Crane, Information Today, 1996.

This book offers citation style guidelines for citing electronic information.

Online! A reference guide to using internet sources, by Andrew Harnack and Eugene Kleppinger.

This guide from Bedford/St. Martin's covers MLA, APA, Chicago Style, and CBE.

Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age, 3rd ed. By Diana Hacker,St. Martin's Press, 2002.

"This handy, spiral-bound booklet covers the essential information students need -- at the library and on the Internet -- for college research assignments in every discipline." (Quoted from the publisher's web site)