Roberta Tipton
Information Literacy Coordinator
December 3, 2009
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Style Manuals

Bibliographies come in many different styles for different subject areas. Here are some commonly-used style manuals for citing print and electronic resources.

What are some common style manuals?

The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, 3rd ed.
From the American Chemical Society. [Dana Reference Desk QD 8.5 .A25 2006] *UPDATED*
Cite Sources: Council of Science Editors Style
Based on Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th ed. from the Council of Science Editors (formerly known as the Council of Biology Editors). [Dana Reference Desk T11.S386 2006] *UPDATED*
Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition.
Also in print Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. [Dana Reference Desk Z253.U69 2003] *UPDATED*
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
Refers to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th edition. Kate Turabian.
[Dana Reference Desk]
APA Formatting and Style Guide
Based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition. [Dana Reference Desk BF76.7.P83 2001] See also the APA Style Guide to Electronic References, (Rutgers-restricted access) *UPDATED*
MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University Online Writing Laboratory)
Based on the print MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd edition [Dana Reference Desk #276] and the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition [DANA REF LB 2369 .G53 2009] from the Modern Language Association.
Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA (Modern Language Association) Style
From the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries
Uncle Sam - Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications
Based on The Complete Guide to Citing Government Documents: A Manual for Writers & Librarians by Garner and Smith. [Dana Reference Desk]

How would you cite an electronic resource?

More resources may be found at: Guides to Citation Styles.
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