Style Manuals & Citation Guides for Scholarly Writing
Citation managers, also called reference managers, are applications you can use to create personalized collections of citations from your research sources. You can import citations from research databases and websites, or enter them manually, and organize and edit the citations for your research projects.
We’ve created a guide to citation managers that lists several recommendations, along with a chart that compares their main features.
Other Online Citation Tools
Citation Fox, from the University at Albany, offers numerous examples of citations for a variety of source types.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides resources on in-text citation and bibliographies, as well as sample papers and slide presentations.
Academic Writer Learning Center (APA Style)
The Academic Writer Learning Center offers a number of practical tools and guides for users of APA Style. Short video tutorials and Quick Guides walk you through important elements of the research and writing process, and an impressive collection of sample references demonstrate the appropriate APA format for more than 150 types of sources.
APA Style Blog
The APA Style Blog is the official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition. It’s run by a group of experts who work with APA Style every day. It publishes weekly posts about writing, publishing, and APA Style. Sixth Edition resources are also available.
AMA Manual of Style
In addition to the basics of grammar and citation, the American Medical Association Manual of Style leads writers through the maze of abbreviation, nomenclature, and quantitation. 10th Edition.
Chicago Manual of Style Online
A fully searchable online version of the 15th and 16th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style is available to current students and faculty.
NLM Style Guide (National Library of Medicine)
Electronic access to the 2nd edition of Citing Medicine is available from the National Library of Medicine.
A list of general and discipline-specific style manuals, including call numbers, is provided below.
General Style Guides and Manuals
American Psychological Association. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, c2010.
BF76.7 P83 2010
—–. APA style guide to electronic references. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2007.
PN171 .F56 A63 2007
The Chicago manual of style: for Authors, Editors, and Copywriters. 13th ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1982.
Z253 .U69 1982
The Chicago manual of style. 14th ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Z253 .U69 1993
Cowles Stacks and Law
The Chicago manual of style. 15th ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Z253 .U69 2003 (also available online)
The Chicago manual of style. 16th ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Z253 .U69 2010 (also available online)
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 2nd ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009.
LB2369 .G53 2009
MLA Style Guide Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. Joseph Gibaldi, ed. 2nd ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1998.
PN147 .G444 1998
Cowles Reference and Law
MLA Style Guide Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. Joseph Gibaldi, ed. 3rd ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2008.
PN147 .G444 2008
Discipline-specific Style Guides and Manuals
The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information. Anne M. Coghill, ed. 3rd ed. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 2006.
QD8.5 .A25 2006
AMA Manual of Style: a Guide for Authors and Editors. Cheryl Iverson, ed. 10th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, c2007.
R119 .A533 2007 (also available online)
Associated Press. The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law: With Internet Guide and Glossary. Norm Goldstein, ed. (New Ed.). Cambridge, MA: Perseus Pub., 2002.
PN4783 .A83 2002
Knisely, Karin. A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer, c2009.
QH304 .K59 2009
Martin, Paul R. Guide to Business Style and Usage. New York: Simon & Schuster, c2002.
PN4783 .W26 2002
The Oxford Style Manual. R. M. Ritter, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
PE1421 .R58 2003
Reep, Diana C. The Educator’s Writing Handbook. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, c1999.
LB1033.5 .R44 1999
Siegal, Allan M. and William G. Connolly. The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage. Rev. & expanded ed. New York: Times Books, c1999.
PN4783 .S57 1999
Other Style Guides
Walker, Janice R. The Columbia Guide to Online Style. 2nd ed. New York: Columbia University Press, c2006.
PN171 .F56 W35 2006