Research and Documentation describes four commonly used systems of documentation: MLA, used in English and the humanities; APA, used in psychology and the social sciences; Chicago, used in history and some humanities; and CSE, used in biology and other sciences. Following is a list of style manuals used in a variety of disciplines.
BIOLOGY (SEE CSE.)
Council of Science Editors. Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 7th ed. Reston: Council of Science Eds., 2006. Print.
American Management Association. The AMA Style Guide for Business Writing. New York: AMACOM, 1996. Print.
Coghill, Anne M., and Lorrin R. Garson, eds. The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information. 3rd ed. Washington: Amer. Chemical Soc., 2006. Print.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. IEEE Editorial Style Manual. IEEE, n.d. Web. 9 Sept. 2009.
ENGLISH AND OTHER HUMANITIES (SEE MLA.)
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Mod. Lang. Assn., 2009. Print.
Bates, Robert L., Rex Buchanan, and Marla Adkins-Heljeson, eds. Geowriting: A Guide to Writing, Editing, and Printing in Earth Science. 5th ed. rev. Alexandria: Amer. Geological Inst., 2004. Print.
Garner, Diane L. The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: A Manual for Social Science and Business Research. 3rd ed. Bethesda: Congressional Information Service, 2002. Print.
United States Government Printing Office. Style Manual. 30th ed. GPO, 2008. Web. 9 Sept. 2009.
HISTORY (SEE CHICAGO.)
The Chicago Manual of Style. 15th ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003. Print.
Goldstein, Norm, ed. Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law. Rev. ed. New York: Associated Press, 2008. Print.
Harvard Law Review et al. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. 18th ed. Cambridge: Harvard Law Rev. Assn., 2005. Print.
Linguistic Society of America. Language Style Sheet. LSA, n.d. Web. 9 Sept. 2009.
American Mathematical Society. AMS Author Handbook. AMS, 2008. Web. 9 Sept. 2009.
American Medical Association. AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. 10th ed. New York: Oxford UP, 2007. Print.
Holoman, D. Kern, ed. Writing about Music: A Style Sheet from the Editors of 19th-Century Music. Berkeley: U of California P, 1988. Print.
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. Print.
American Political Science Association. APSA Style Manual for Political Science. Rev. ed. Washington: APSA, 2006. Print.
PSYCHOLOGY AND OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES (SEE APA.)
American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington: APA, 2010. Print.
SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL WRITING
American National Standards Institute. American National Standard for the Preparation of Scientific Papers for Written or Oral Presentation. ANSI, 2005. Web. 9 Sept. 2009.
Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications. 3rd ed. Redmond: Microsoft, 2004. Print.
Rubens, Philip, ed. Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2001. Print.
National Association of Social Workers Press. NASW Press Author Guidelines. NASW P, 2009. Web. 9 Sept. 2009.