Research Style Guides
Doc's Guides are concise (free!) guides to formatting and documenting research papers in AMA, APA, ASA, Chicago, and MLA styles. The main focus is on preparing papers for classes, seminars, and conferences.
Style Guides by Doc Scribe. Guides are available as Web pages online and their replicas in PDF format.
AMA Medical Style
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. The American Medical Association has published the most comprehensive guide to drafting research papers in medicine. Based on the current 10th edition of the AMA Manual of Style,
. The style of the American Psychological Association (APA) is used almost universally in the field of psychology and education. Based on the current 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual,
. The American Sociological Association (ASA) has evolved a crisp sensible style followed by many journals including the American Sociological Review
. Chicago-Turabian style footnotes and bibliographies are required in history. Based on the current editions of the Chicago Manual of Style
(2003) and Turabian's Manual for Writers
. The Modern Language Association (MLA) style is a sensible Chicago variant widely used in the humanities. Based on the current 7th edition of the MLA Handbook
(2009) and PMLA
(Publications of the Modern Language Association
Useful Tools & Information
Resources you can draw upon to learn more about research writing and style, and about your own abilities.
Basic Features of Research Styles (2009, PDF 65 KB, 4 pp). If you are new to research writing this short guide will alert you to the basic features of all research styles.
Research Links. Follow these links to the official websites and style information of the various research societies. Also listed are top sites for additional research information.
Writer's Test. Are you in command of the basic skills accomplished writers have mastered? How do you know? Doc has put together a brief but telling test of these skills. Take it if you dare!
Writing Research Styles: A Primer (2004, PDF 85 KB, 16 pp). This is an extensive introduction to using research styles. It includes a checklist of things to know when using a style new to you.
Official Websites: AMA Style (Oxford UP) APA Style Site Chicago Manual of Style MLA Handbook