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Style Guides

Posted: Jan 26, 2017

The following are links to style guides that describe how to correctly format academic papers and document sources. Consult with your instructor or publisher on which style is appropriate for your project. Print versions can also be found by searching in the Libraries' catalog under the relevant title (i.e., The MLA Style Guide, The AIP Style Manual, etc.).

ACS Style Guide RPI Only
The 2006 third edition - information needed to write, review, submit, and edit scholarly and scientific manuscripts.
AIP Style Manual
The Fourth Edition of the American Institute of Physics manual
AMA Manual of Style, Quick Reference
Common citation formats from the American Medical Association's style guide.
APA Formatting and Style Guide
Purdue University's adaptation of the American Psychological Association's Style Guide
APA Style Guide to Electronic References RPI Only
The official APA publicaction on citing ebooks, ejournals, and Internet information sources.
Chicago Manual of Style Online RPI Only
Provides information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.
Council of Science Editors (SCE) Style Guide
Ohio State University's guide to the CSE style.
MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue Online Writing Lab)
Purdue University's adaptation of the Modern Language Association's style guide
Turabian Citation Style
Brief version of the Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th ed.

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