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APA (American Psychological Association) Style

The complete 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is available in Foley Library on Reserve or at the Reference Desk (BF 76.7 P83 2010).

See also How to Prepare a Research Article in APA Style (REF BF 76.7.A54 2002) or use The Bedford Handbook (REF Desk PE1408 .H277 2010).


APA Style website - The APA web site includes a tutorial and provides clarification for source documentation using the APA style.

Using APA Format / Purdue OWL - Great guide for writing and formatting papers in APA from Purdue's Online Writing Lab. Easy to read with examples.

Citing Sources: APA - Good examples of citations in APA provided by the University of Massachusetts Libraries.

Duke Libraries Citing Guide - Duke University Libraries provide an excellent summary of the requirements for: 1) Citing Sources within Your Paper and  2) Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper.

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Chicago Style

The Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition) is available in Foley Library at the Reference Desk (REF DESK Z253 .U69 2003).

See also Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations (7th edition). (REF DESK LB2369 .T8 2007).


MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

The complete MLA Handbook for Writers or Research Papers (7th edition) is available in Foley Library on Reserve or at the Reference Desk (LB 2369.G53 2009).

Using MLA Format (from the Purdue OWL) - Great guide for writing and formatting papers in MLA from Purdue's Online Writing Lab.  Easy to read with examples.

 

Duke Libraries Citing Guides -- Two excellent guides from Duke University Libraries provide the requirements for:  1) Citing Sources within Your Paper and 2) Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper.


SBL Handbook of Style : For Ancient and Early Christian Studies

The SBL Handbook is available in the Reference Collection at  PN147.S26 1999.

Other Style Manuals at the Reference Desk (for use within the library)

          ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, REF DESK QD8.5 .A25 2006

          American Sociological Association Style Guide,  REF DESK HM569 .A54 2007 c.1 (c. 2 is on Reserve)
          Bedford Handbook,  REF DESK PE1408 .H277 2010
          Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers (15th ed)
               REF DESK Z253 .U69 2003
          Little Brown Handbook, REF DESK PE1112 .F64 2001
          Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (7th ed)
               REF DESK LB2369 .T8 2007
          MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, REF DESK LB2369 .G53 2009 c.3 (other copies on Reserve)
          Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed) REF DESK BF76.7 .P83 2010 c.5
               (other copies on Reserve)
          Style Manual for Political Science, REF DESK JA86 .A52 2006