Special Style Manuals

Behavioral and Social Sciences

  • American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

  • The Chicago manual of style (16th ed.). (2010). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.


  • Council of Science Editors [formerly the Council of Biology Editors]. (2006). Scientific style and format: The CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers (7th ed.). Reston, VA: Author.

Business and Management

  • Wilson, K., & Wauson, J. (2010). The AMA handbook of business writing: The ultimate guide to style, grammar, punctuation, usage, construction, and formatting. New York: AMACOM.


  • Coghill, A. M., & Garson, L. R. (Eds.). (2006). The ACS style guide: Effective communication of scientific information (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.

Computer Sciences

  • Hale, C. (Ed.). (1996). Wired style: Principles of English usage in the digital age. San Francisco: HardWired.

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. (n.d.). IEEE Computer Society Style Guide. New York: Author. Available at http://www.computer.org/portal/web/publications/styleguide.

  • Microsoft Corporation. (2004). Microsoft manual of style for technical publications (3rd ed.). Redmond, WA: Author.

English and Communication Studies

  • Modern Language Association. (2009). MLA handbook for writers of research papers (7th ed.). New York: Author.

  • Winkler, A. C., & McCuen-Metherell, J. R. (2008). Writing the research paper: A handbook (8th ed.). Boston: Wadsworth/Cengage.


  • Christian, D., Jacobsen, S., & Minthorn, D. (Eds.). (2011). The Associated Press stylebook and briefing on media law 2011. New York: Basic Books.

Law and Paralegal Studies

  • Harvard Law Review Association. (2010). The bluebook: A uniform system of citation (19th ed.). Cambridge, MA: Author.


  • Higham, N. J. (1998). The handbook of writing for the mathematical sciences (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

  • Krantz, S. G. (2005). Mathematical publishing: A guidebook. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society.


  • Holoman, D. K. (2008). Writing about music: A style sheet (2nd ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press.


  • American Institute of Physics. (1990). AIP style manual (4th ed.). Melville, NY: Author.
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  • Bates, R. L., Adkins-Heljeson, M., & Buchanan, R. (Eds.). (2004). Geowriting: A guide to writing, editing, and printing in earth science (5th ed., rev.). Alexandria, VA: American Geological Institute.

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. (n.d.). IEEE Editorial Style Manual. New York: Author. Available at http://www.ieee.org/documents/stylemanual.pdf.

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. (2009). IEEE Citation Reference. New York: Author. Available at http://www.ieee.org/documents/ieeecitationref.pdf.

  • Rubens, P. (Ed.). (2001). Science and technical writing: A manual of style (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.

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