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American National Standards Institute. American National Standard for Bibliographic References. New York: American National Standards Institute, 1977.

American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 4th ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1994.

Widely used reference for citation styles and document format. The fourth edition differs significantly from previous editions.

Chicago Manual of Style. 14th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Standard guide to style, document preparation and format, and citation styles. Includes detailed descriptions of three documentation styles: the traditional note format, and two name-year systems, one primarily for the humanities, the other for the social sciences and technical disciplines.

Achtert, Walter S., and Joseph Gibaldi. The MLA Style Manual. New York: Modern Language Association, 1985.

The comprehensive version of the MLA handbook (below), but not as recently revised.

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 4th ed. New York: Modern Language Association, 1995.

The standard guide to writing about language and literature.

Sabin, W. A. The Gregg Reference Manual. 8th ed. Lake Forest, Ill.: Glencoe, 1995.

A useful general guide that emphasizes specific business styles and formats.

Skillin, Marjorie E., and Robert M. Gay. Words Into Type. 3rd ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1974.

A classic general guide to preparing manuscripts for publication.

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 6th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

A manual for students that employs a slightly modified version of the Chicago Manual of Style's note citation system.

United States Government Printing Office. United States Government Printing Office Style Manual. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1985.

The guide for the required style and format for most U.S. Government publications and for many government grant applications and contract proposals.

Xerox Publishing Standards: A Manual of Style and Design. New York: Watson-Guptil Publications, 1988.

A widely imitated corporate publishing guide that emphasizes layout and design.

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