Introduction to Documentation Styles
Necessities in Academics: An Educational Guide to Documentation Styles
(suggested by Bethany from Amorita Charter School)
American Anthropological Association
– This style is a based on the 15th edition of the
Chicago Manual of Style.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
– A short guide.
– (pdf) AIAA Manuscript Preparation Kit
American Institute of Physics Style Manual, Fourth Edition
American Journal of Archaeology (AJA)
provides a short guide to formatting references.
provides a citation generator.
is the journals guide to authors, with complete requirements.
American Medical Association (AMA)
provides at-a-glance help with sample bibliographic references of a certain type. For example, if one wanted to know how to cite an article from a website, an example is provided.
American Political Science Association (APSA)
– An online edition of the whole APSA style manual.
APA (American Psychological Association)
– This is the mother lode for all things APA, including a
for learning the basics of the 7th edition.
– This site provides a concise overview of APA style and formatting along with basic citation guidelines in an easy to navigate format. The page opens with an index that moves the user around easily.
American Sociological Association (ASA)
– A quick references to ASA style with a link to purchase the official style guide.
– The official ASA online page,
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
AP (Associated Press)
– The basics of AP style, used by journalists.
– AP style compliant terms for disabilities, from the National Center of Disability and Journalism.
Association for Computing Machinery
Biomedicine, Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (Vancouver style)
is the official site for the Uniform Requirements.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
– A quick gide from the publishers of the CMOS.
–The Purdue Online Writing Lab's short guide to CMS is easy to use and readable.
Council of Science Editors (CSE) (formerly Council of Biology Editors/CBE)
– A short guide from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
– Scientific Style and Format Citation Quick Guide, 8th edition from the
Entomological Society of America (ESA)
Annals of the ESA
Journal of Economic Entomology
Journal of Medical Entomology
IEEE (IEEE Computer Society)
– the official online version of
IEEE Standards Style Manual
provided by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Be sure and read “About this Online Version” at the top of the page.
– IEEE Computer Society provides a short version of how to reference using the IEEE style.
Journal of International Business
– See the Publishing with Us section at the bottom of the page.
MLA (Modern Language Association)
– The UWC's
MLA Format: A Quick Guide
will get you started.
– You can find all the help you need at the MLA's own site, including a subscription to the online handbook, a citation builder, sample papers, and tutorials.
– Detailed information on how to document using MLA. Site begins with the basic MLA paper format, explains how to create internal citations, create a works cited list, as well as notes.
Rangeland Ecology Management (REM)
– Rangeland Ecology Management (REM) Guidelines for Authors – provides the basics.
Society for American Archeology
– The SAA Style Guide can be dowloaded from this page, in English and in Spanish.
– Explains the difference between, and gives examples of, footnotes and bibliography entries in pdf format.
– Gives step by step instructions for formatting a paper when using Turabian along with examples of footnotes and bibliography entries