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OWL at Purdue Style Guides
Purdue University offers excellent online guides to APA and MLA styles.
Style Guides in the Library
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by In addition to providing guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, this manual offers an authoritative reference and citation system. It also covers the treatment of numbers, statistical and mathematical data, tables and figures.
Call Number: WCU REFERENCE BF76.7 .P83 2010
The Chicago Manual of Style by The Sixteenth Edition is available in book form and as a subscription website. The same content from "The Chicago Manual of Style" is in both versions. While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: "The Chicago Manual of Style" is the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance on style and process. For the sixteenth edition, every aspect of coverage has been reconsidered to reflect how publishing professionals work today. Though processes may change, the "Manual" continues to offer the clear, well-considered style and usage advice it has for more than a century. The sixteenth edition offers expanded information on producing electronic publications, including web-based content and e-books. An updated appendix on production and digital technology demystifies the process of electronic workflow and offers a primer on the use of XML markup, and a revised glossary includes a host of terms associated with electronic as well as print publishing. The Chicago system of documentation has been streamlined and adapted for a variety of online and digital sources. Figures and tables are updated throughout the book including a return to the "Manual" s popular hyphenation table and new, comprehensive listings of Unicode numbers for special characters. With the wisdom of a hundred years of editorial practice and a wealth of industry expertise from both Chicago s staff and an advisory board of publishing professionals, "The Chicago Manual of Style, "16th edition, is an invaluable resource in this rapidly changing world. If you work with words no matter what the delivery medium this is the one reference you simply must have. "
Call Number: WCU REFERENCE Z253 .U69 2010
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers by Widely adopted by universities, colleges, and secondary schools, theMLA Handbookgives step-by-step advice on every aspect of writing research papers, from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper. For over half a century, theMLA Handbookis the guide millions of writers have relied on. The seventh edition is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to research and writing in the online environment. It provides an authoritative update of MLA documentation style for use in student writing, including simplified guidelines for citing works published on the Web and new recommendations for citing several kinds of works, such as digital files and graphic narratives.
Call Number: WCU REF DESK LB2369 .G53 2009
Don't forget to cite your sources!