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Designing A Research Strategy: Style Guides and Manuals

This search strategy is intended as a general guide for students in the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. You can vary it depending on your specific needs, but consider all of these basic steps.

Style Guides & Manuals

Style manuals provide guidelines for how to format the elements of your citation. In addition to providing guidelines for how to cite sources, these manuals give background information on other elements of style, such as proper page layout, punctuation, quotations, etc.

tipFor more or newer publications on this subject search the library catalogs under these subject headings: writing Handbooks; authorship Handbooks; authorship style manuals; research Handbooks manuals; or printing united states style manuals. See also the UCB Teaching Library's Citing Your Sources.

The Chicago manual of style. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Citing Your Resources (UCB Teaching Library)

The Little, Brown Handbook. Fowler, H. Ramsey.  New York : Longman, c2010.

A writer's reference. Hacker, Diana. Boston : Bedford/St. Martins, [2010], c2009.

MLA Handbook for writers of research papers. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2009.

MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing. NY, Modern Language Association of America, 2008.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) 

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association. 2010.

A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers.Turabian, Kate L.  7th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Student's Guide for Writing College Papers. Turabian, Kate L. Chicago: Univ.of Chicago Press, 4th ed., 2010.

The Columbia guide to online style. Walker, Janice R.  New York: Columbia University Press, c2006.

Style: toward clarity and grace. Williams, Joseph M.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Writing the research paper: a handbook with both the MLA and APA documentation styles. Winkler, Anthony C.  5th ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1999.

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