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Research and Documentation, Second Edition, describes four commonly used systems of documentation: MLA, used in English and the humanities; APA, used in psychology and the social sciences; Chicago, used primarily in history; and CBE, used in the sciences. Following is a list of style manuals used in a variety of disciplines.

Biology
Council of Biology Editors. Scientific Style and Format: The CBE
        Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 6th ed. New York:
       Cambridge UP, 1994.

Chemistry
Dodd, Janet S., ed. The ACS Style Guide: A Manual for Authors and
        Editors. Washington: Amer. Chemical Soc., 1986.

English and other Humanities
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 4th
       ed. New York: MLA, 1995.

Geology
Bates, Robert L., Rex Buchanan, and Marla Adkins-Heljeson, eds.
        Geowriting: A Guide to Writing, Editing and Printing in Earth
       Science. 5th ed. Alexandria: Amer. Geological Inst., 1992.

Government Documents
Garner, Diane L. The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information
       Resources: A Manual for Writers and Librarians. Rev. ed.
       Bethesda: Congressional Information Service, 1993.

United States Government Printing Office. Manual of Style.
       Washington: GPO, 1988.

History
The Chicago Manual of Style. 14th ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1993.

Journalism
Goldstein, Norm, ed. Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual.
       32nd ed. New York: Associated Press, 1997.

Law
Columbia Law Review. A Uniform System of Citation. 16th ed.
       Cambridge: Harvard Law Rev. Assn., 1996.

Linguistics
Linguistic Society of America. "LSA Style Sheet." Published
       annually in the December issue of the LSA Bulletin.

Mathematics
American Mathematical Society. The AMS Author Handbook:
       General Instructions for Preparing Manuscripts. Providence: AMS,
       1994.

Medicine
Iverson, Cheryl, et al. American Medical Association Manual of Style.
       8th ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1989.

Music
Holoman, D. Kern, ed. Writing about Music: A Style Sheet from the
       Editors of 19th-Century Music. Berkeley: U of California P, 1988.

Physics
American Institute of Physics. Style Manual: Instructions to Authors
       and Volume Editors for the Preparation of AIP Book Manuscripts.
       5th ed. New York: AIP, 1995.

Political Science
American Political Science Association. Style Manual for Political
       Science. Rev. ed. Washington: Amer. Political Science Assn.,
       1993.

Psychology and other Social Sciences
American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the
       American Psychological Association. 4th ed. Washington: APA, 1994.

Science and technical Writing
American National Standard for the Preparation of Scientific Papers
       for Written or Oral Presentation. New York: Amer. Natl.
       Standards Inst., 1979.

Rubens, Philip, ed. Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style.
       New York: Holt, 1992.

Social Work
National Association of Social Workers. Writing for NASW. 2nd ed.
       Silver Springs: Natl. Assn. of Social Workers,
       1994.
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