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Citation guides available in the library

Available Citation/Style Guides
Contact: Prof. Monty L. McAdoo, User Education Librarian (Room 231), 814-732-1070

Each discipline has its own preferred method of citing information. Details on how to do so are provided in "publication manuals" or "style guides." Information on the major guides the library has is provided below (e.g. APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, ASA, ACS, APS). Some also include other useful information to those unfamiliar with the research process. Copyright restrictions prohibit the publishing of complete citation/style guides on the Web. 

Publication Style Guides Available in the Library

NOTE: The style guides below are available in the Ready Reference section of the 1st floor Reference Area. Circulating copies of some titles may also be available. Please speak with a librarian for details about these or other style guides.

ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information (3rd ed.)
American Chemical Society
(Ready) REF QD 8.5 .A25 2006
Provides guidance with and suggestions for writing about
and communicating scientific information.

APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources
American Psychological Association
(Ready) BF 76.7 .P83 2001 Suppl.
Updated information about incorporating DOI #s into citations
and other changes to APA formatting for electronic resources.

A Manual for Writers of Term Papers,
Theses, and Dissertations (7th ed.)
(a.k.a. Turabian or Chicago)
Kate L. Turabian
(Ready) REF LB 2369 .T8 2007
A suitable guide for the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide (2nd ed.)
American Sociological Association
(Ready) REF HM 586.A54 1997

The style guide used by sociologists and students in sociology courses.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th ed.) (a.k.a. MLA)
The Modern Language Association of America
(Ready) REF LB 2369 .G53 2003
THE source on the MLA format for undergraduate and high school students.
However, for citations for electronic resources, you should
consult the
MLA web page and/or one of the other style manuals found on this page.

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing
Joseph Gibaldi
(Ready) REF PN 147 .G444 1998
Though geared more towards graduate students, scholars,
and professional writers, others will still find this work useful,
particularly in terms of the way electronic resources are treated.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.) (a.k.a. APA)
American Psychological Association
(Ready) REF BF 76.7 .P83 2001
This is the definitive work for the APA style.

Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (7th ed.)
Council of Biology Editors
(Ready) REF T 11 .S386 2006
Suitable for a variety of scientific and technologic disciplines.

Style Manual for Political Science (rev. ed.) (a.k.a. APS)
American Political Science Association Committee on Publications
(Ready) REF JA 86 .A52 2001
The style guide used by political scientists and students in political science coures.

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