AMA Manual of Style, 10th ed. (R 119 .A533 2007)

Used by many medical journals.

Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 2nd ed. 2007, updated 2009.


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. 2010

Known as the “APA Manual,” this is used most frequently in the social sciences. The manual describes all elements of a research paper, and discusses the conventions of manuscript preparation, including punctuation, quoting sources, tables and statistical material, and the reference list.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.



Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd ed.–This manual is designed for graduate students and academics in the fields of language and literature.

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. 2009–The companion book for students, it discusses the mechanics of good writing, the format of a research paper, and documentation. Additional information on MLA style is available from the MLA website.

Additional examples (via pdf) of MLA style citations plus a sample term paper can be found at Diana Hacker’s Research and Documentation Online.

Examples of citing government publications are available from the University of Nevada Reno Libraries.



Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed  2003

This manual and Turabian are the only major style manuals which continue to use footnotes or endnotes and a bibliography. It is used in the humanities and social sciences, especially in history.

The Manual has its own website.

Purdue Online Writing Lab Example of Chicago style.

Diane Hacker’s Research and Documentation Online, includes a section on Chicago style with a sample term paper.



Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed. 2007

Generally called “Turabian,” this style manual is based on the Chicago Manual of Style. It is used in the social sciences, especially in history.

SDSU examples of Turabian style

Additional examples can be found at the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.



Technical Communication Resources

Choosing a Style for Citing References in Your Paper , by Mary Westervelt, Director, Technical Communication Program

Citing Electronic References

Citing Medicine, 2nd Ed. The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

Citing Medicine provides assistance to authors in compiling lists of references for their publications, to editors in revising such lists, to publishers in setting reference standards for their authors and editors, and to librarians and others in formatting bibliographic citations.

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