Style Guides

   

The Primary Style Guides on how to format a manuscript, footnotes, bibliographies, etc. are:

Chicago Manual of Style

Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (concise version of the Chicago Manual of Style)

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (concise version of the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing)

APA (American Psychological Association) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

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ballred We recommend the Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

blueball Quick Style Wizard: Online Style Wizard for Turabian, MLA, and APA

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The Primary  Style Guides for Language Usage and Writing Styles are:

Strunk and White, The Elements of Style

Fowler’s Modern English Usage

As a secondary source for proper spelling and punctuation: Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law

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