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How Do I Find Citation & Style Guides?

An extremely important part of scholarly writing is documenting your sources. Everything derived from an outside source, i.e., ideas, information, statistics, etc., must be credited. Style manuals or guides provide instructions and examples of how to format papers, cite sources, and prepare references or bibliographies. For more citation information, please refer to our LibGuides Citation Guide, located at

American Chemical Society (ACS)

The ACS Style Guide: a Manual for Authors and Editors
REF QD8.5.A25 1997, and the General Collection

American Psychological Association (APA)

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th Ed
REF BF76.7.P83 2001, 1 copy at the Reference Desk, 2 copies at the Reserve Desk

Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Ed.
REF Z253.U69 2003, 1 copy at the Reference Desk; 14th edition (1993) at Reserve desk; 13th edition (1982) in general collection

Council of Science Editors (CSE, formerly CBE)

Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers
REF T11.S386 2006


Words & Music: Form and Procedure in Theses, Dissertations, Research
Papers, Book Reports, Programs, Theses in Composition, Rev. ed.

REF ML3797.H49 1982 (In Music Reference collection)


Writing about Music: A Style Sheet from the Editors of 19th-Century Music
REF ML3797.W75 1988 (In Music Reference collection)


Writing about Music: A Style Book for Reports and Theses
REF ML3797.I79 1968 (In Music Reference collection)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 2nd Ed.
REF PN147.G444 1998, 1 copy at the Reference Desk


A Manual for Writers of Term papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th Ed.
REF LB2369.T8 1996,1 copy at the Reference Desk.

Other Styles