The 6th edition of this guide now covers all scientific disciplines except for technological fields not closely related to experimental and observational science. It covers styles, mechanics, and special scientific conventions. The section describing how to write and submit papers for journal publication has been removed to allow for the inclusion of more disciplines.
Primarily a printer's tool, writers often find the GPO manual useful. Particularly helpful are its many lists and a guide to the typography of foreign languages.
In addition to detailed information on U.S. government documents, other chapters address state, regional, and international documents. Includes brief bibliographies of style manuals and "standard government documents reference sources."
Primarily for use in the production and publication of United Nations Documents, this manual addresses mainly English language style. Includes sections on usage, spelling, capitalization, planning tables, preparing maps for inclusion in text, and other matters.
Originating from the 1951 MLA Style Sheet, the Handbook is intended for undergraduates. Its organization follows the steps one might take in writing a research paper: the research process, mechanics, format, bibliography style, documentation sources, etc. Includes examples of bibliographic citation along with sample typescript pages.
This MLA guide is intended for graduate students. Chapters include "Guidelines for author-publisher relations," "Copyright," and "Preparation of Theses and Dissertations," in addition to the usual sections on mechanics and documentation format.
The MLA Handbook's British cousin.
In newspaper publishing, style manuals ensure consistency and conformity in matters as mundane as capitalization and as arcane as whether the paper will use "kaffeklatsch" or "coffee klatch". The United States boasts four major journalistic style manuals:
In wide use among newspapers, this manual features a dictionary format and includes instructions on everything from setting up a box score to filing a story on the wire. Contains the usual rules for punctuation and such.
Similar in arrangement, but different in content, from the Associated Press Stylebook.
Entirely different in format from the above two manuals, this one includes essays by such luminaries as Ben Bradley and Charles Seib, plus helpful information on writing in general and for the Post in particular.
This manual pertains to broadcast rather than print journalists. It addresses script layout, writing and presenting news, pronunciation, and word usage.
This is the prescribed citation manual for Duke law students.
"For guidance in writing, editing, and preparing physics manuscripts for publication."
Includes a large section about writing different types of political science papers, from book reviews to public opinion survey papers.
Addresses APA publications and members of graduate and undergraduate psychology departments. Other academic disciplines has adopted this manual as well.
This guide offers formal instruction for writing psychology papers. Also covers grant proposals and book proposals. Older edition in Perkins stacks.
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