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 http://libguides.tcnj.edu/content.php?pid=89000&sid=662420
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
- APAStyle.org (Style tips and official recommendations, including citation guidelines for electronic media.)
- Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
- CheckCite (provides example citations, web site created by James Madison University (Virginia) )
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
- CBE-Council of Biology Editors Documentation (Writer's Handbook, University of Wisconsin)
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
- MLA Style - Frequently Asked Questions (Official style recommendations, including FAQ's about citing document sources from the World Wide Web.)
- MLA Citation Style (Cornell University Library)
- Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
A Manual for Writers of Term papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th Ed.
REF LB2369.T8 1996,1 copy at the Reference Desk.
- American Anthropological Association Style Guide
- American Sociological Association Style Scroll down to "Instruction to authors: Preparation checklist for ASR manuscripts."
- Formatting in Sociology (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
- Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (Peter W. Martin, Cornell Law School. Based on the "Bluebook", the authoritative reference on legal citation.)
- Uncle Sam: Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications (University of Memphis)