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.
Council of Biology Editors. Scientific Style and Format: The CBE
Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 6th ed. New York:
Cambridge UP, 1994.
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.
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.
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.
The Chicago Manual of Style. 14th ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1993.
Goldstein, Norm, ed. Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual.
32nd ed. New York: Associated Press, 1997.
Columbia Law Review. A Uniform System of Citation. 16th ed.
Cambridge: Harvard Law Rev. Assn., 1996.
Linguistic Society of America. "LSA Style Sheet." Published
annually in the December issue of the LSA Bulletin.
American Mathematical Society. The AMS Author Handbook:
General Instructions for Preparing Manuscripts. Providence: AMS,
Iverson, Cheryl, et al. American Medical Association Manual of Style.
8th ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1989.
Holoman, D. Kern, ed. Writing about Music: A Style Sheet from the
Editors of 19th-Century Music. Berkeley: U of California P, 1988.
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.
American Political Science Association. Style Manual for Political
Science. Rev. ed. Washington: Amer. Political Science Assn.,
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.
National Association of Social Workers. Writing for NASW. 2nd ed.
Silver Springs: Natl. Assn. of Social Workers,
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