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Publications Handbook and Style Manual (American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America)
Used for materials submitted for publication by ASA-CSSA-SSSA.
AAA Style Guide (American Anthropological Association)
Used for AAA publications, this guide follows Chicago style and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
Scientific Style and Format: the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th ed. Council of Science Editors, 2006. [Index and Table of Contents are available at CSE website]
Covers all scientific disciplines except for technological fields not closely related to experimental and observational science.
Online Guides to CSE:
- Research and Documentation: Sciences - includes examples and a sample paper
- CSE Citation Style - from University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center
The ACS Style Guide, 3rd ed. (ebook). American Chemical Society, 2007.
Print copy also available at QD8.5 .A25 2006 Science Library.
Online Guides to ACS:
- ACS Style Guidelines - from University of Wisconsin-Madison
- ACS Author Information (check under individual journals for author guidelines)
- ACS Books - See Author Guidelines
See MLA Style Guide
American Society of Civil Engineers
Kollen, Christine. Cartographic Citations: A Style Guide. 2nd ed. Chicago: ALA, 2010. [Earlier edition available at GA108.7 C55 1992 Main Library.]
A Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications (University of Memphis)
DocsCite - Citation generator for APA or MLA from ASU Libraries
Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA Style - from University of Nevada-Reno Libraries
The following guides generally follow Chicago style or Turabian.
- Maurice Crouse's Citing Electronic Information in History Papers
- H-Net Guide for Citing Electronic Sources in History
Associated Press stylebook and briefing on media law . 43rd ed. 2008 - Shelved at PN4783 .A83 2008 Main Ref
AP style and some background on free speech and libel laws.
The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage. Rev. exp. ed. 1999. - Shelved at PN4783 .N49 1999 Main Ref & online in Ebrary
UPI Stylebook: The Authoritative Handbook for Writers, Editors & News Directors, 3rd ed. 1992 - Shelved at PN4783 .U65 1992 Main Ref
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (Peter Martin, Cornell University Law School) - based on the AWLD Citation Manual , 3rd ed., and the Bluebook , 18th ed.
Language Style Sheet (Linguistic Society of America)
Author guidelines for submission to LSA's official journal.
AMS Journals (American Mathematical Society) - general information for journals authors
American Medical Association manual of style : a guide for authors and editors. 10th ed. 2007.
Shelved at WZ 345 A511M 2007 AHSL Info Desk (9th ed. at R119 .A533 1998 Science Library).
Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors and Publishers (National Library of Medicine), 2nd ed. 2007.
ASM style manual for journals and books (American Society for Microbiology) 1991.
Shelved at QR11 .A44 1991 Science Library.
Helm, E. Eugene. Words & music : form and procedure in theses, dissertations, research papers, book reports, programs, theses in composition. Rev. ed. 1982. Shelved at ML3797 .H49 1982 Fine Arts Ref
Irvine, Demar. Irvine's Writing about music. 3rd ed. 1999. Shelved at ML3797 .I79 1999 Fine Arts Ref
Wingell, Richard. Writing about music: an introductory guide. 3rd ed. 2002.
Citing Music Sources - from University of Western Ontario
AIP Style Manual (American Institute of Physics), 4th ed. 1990. (Also shelved at QC5.45 .A45 1990 Science Ref.)
The AIP Style Manual serves as guidance in writing, editing, and preparing articles for publication by AIP and its member societies (in conjunction with the "Information for Contributors" page in the specific member journal). The Addendum includes instructions for electronic submission and a list of AIP member journals.
APSA Documentation (American Political Science Association) - from University of Wisconsin-Madison
See APA Style Guide
See CSE Style under Biology
ASA Style Guide. 3rd ed. American Sociological Association, 2007. Shelved at HM569 .A54 2007 Main Library Reference
Online Guides to ASA:
- ASA Format - from Cal State, Los Angeles
- ASA Style Citations (American Sociological Society) - from Trinity University
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