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Why should I check the manual?
Style manuals have all the details for doing your whole paper and how to cite unusual resources--how to make a title page, how to caption a picture, how to cite a map, etc.
General Style Manuals in the Library
These are the most common styles used at SCSU. Be sure to check with your professor, advisor, or editor before using a particular style.
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
Call Number: Ref BF76.7 .P83 2010 (ask at Ref. or Reserves Desk)
The official APA Manual, describing every aspect of formatting a document in APA Style. Used in the Social Sciences (psychology, sociology, etc.) and most Education fields. Commonly used for lower level classes in the sciences, health sciences, and business, though advanced classes may use a profession-specific format.
Subject Specific Style Guides
Be sure to check with your professor, advisor, or editor before using a particular style.
Style guide / American Sociological Association
Call Number: Ref HM569 .A54 2014 (ask at Ref. Desk)
Data, tweets, and more
Style Manuals give you examples for all sorts of traditional information sources, from books and journals to maps and manuscripts. But what about unusual types of resources? (And what if you don't have the manual handy?)
Need to cite something unusual or in an unusual style? Search for the style and the resource type and look for a library or writing guide. Add the style name and (if needed) the resource type (map, video, etc.) to the search box below.