Style Guides

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Style Guides for Research Papers: Authoritative Manuals

The authoritative sources for each documentation style (APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian) are the style manuals themselves. You can easily find these in the Reference section of the library.

These style guides are the most current editions of the following titles:

  • APA style: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by the American Psychological Association
  • MLA style: MLA Handbook for Writers by Joseph Gibaldi
  • Turabian (also known as Chicago) style: A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian
  • Turabian for Bible Department papers only: Quality Research Papers: For Students of Religion and Theology by Nancy J. Vhymeister

Paper specifications may also vary based on guidelines that are specific to a particular course, teacher, or department. Be sure you know your teacher’s requirements for documentation styles.

Style Guides for Research Papers: Helpful Websites

Although the authoritative source for each documentations style is the style manual, the following websites can be helpful as you format your paper:

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