One of the most important features of a research paper assignment is proper documentation of the sources of information used. The vehicles for providing this documentation are notes (or parenthetical references) at the point in the paper where the information is presented and a bibliography or reference list of all sources used at the end of the paper. Various formatting systems have been developed to do this. Listed below are guides, style manuals and websites which detail some of these forms.
ACS Style Guide: a manual for authors and editors. REF QD8.5.A25 1997
Reference Style Guidelines is a short guide at the ACS site
AIP Style Manual. American Institute of Physics. QC5.45.A45 1990
AIP Style Manual Fourth Edition (1990) selected pdf images from the print manual available on the AIP site.
Delaney's site at Long Island University gives examples.
This General Research guide, based on the APA Publication Manual (REF & RESD BF76.7.P83 2001 & 4th floor) provides examples and explanations, as well as links to selected websites which give additional information. A print copy is available on the Guides rack opposite the Reference Desk.
Cal State L.A. has a nice webpage of the ASA
Skidmore College has a webpage for Formats to Use in Sociology Papers using ASA. http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/sociology/resources/writing_citation.html
Purdue's Online Writing Lab has a page on ASA Formatting in Sociology. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_docsocio.html
The Chicago Manual of Style. 15th ed. University of Chicago Press, 2003. REF
Examples of the Chicago Style from their website at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools.html
Long Island University Library also has a website on this style at
University of Georgia Libraries has a website on this style at
The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has Chicago-Turabian Documentation at
Dr. Abel Scribe's Guide to Chicago-Turabian Style and Documentation is available at
Scientific Style and Format: the CBE Style Manual. 6th edition. Council of
Biology Editors, 1994.
REF T11.S389 1994
The Bedford Martins website gives a short guide to this style.
The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has CBE Documentation at
Style Manual for Authors, Editors and Printers. 5th ed. Australian Government
Publishing Service, 1996.
REF PN147.S89 1996, pp. 148-168.
Bournemouth University, UK has a detailed guide on this citation style.
Leeds Metropolitan University, UK also has a good tutorial on the Harvard Style.
Guide to the Harvard System of Referencing from the University Library at Anglia Ruskin University at
This General Research guide, based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (REF LB2369.G53 1999 & 4th floor) provides examples and explanations, as well as links to selected websites which give additional information. A print copy is available on the Guides rack opposite the Reference Desk.
Turabian, K. L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations.
6th edition. University of Chicago Press, 1996. REF LB2369.T8 1996 & 4th floor.
Turabian Citation Style by RObert Delaney, Long Island U.
Turabian Samples for a Bibliography is on the Ithaca College Library website.