A style manual is a handbook or guide that illustrates the accepted format for citing references in term papers, theses, articles, etc. Here are some examples.
American Psychological Association (2001, APA)
APA guide for electronic references - updated. Also links to Removing Bias in Language
American Sociological Association (ASA) - A Quick Style Guide for Students Writing Sociology Papers American Anthropological Association (AAA) uses Chicago Manual of Style (14th ed.) Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (2nd edition) American Medical Association Manual of Style, 9th ed., 1998 (University of Washington link) Chicago Manual of Style (2003) 15th edition U.S. Government Style Manual (2000) 29th edition
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