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Research Resource Links

Doc Graphic Official Websites should be your first stop when looking for information on referencing electronic sources. There are many unofficial sites to trap the unwary. For general information, check out the Research Guide for Students at Yahoo/Geocities and the Higher Education Links List.

  Russ Dewey's Psych Web has links to resources for psychology students.

Official Web Sites & Style Guides

American Anthropological Association. "AAA Style Guide." July 2009. This is a complete style guide for authors.

American Economic Association. "American Economic Review: Sample References (pdf)." April 2008. Style Sheet.

American Institute of Biological Sciences. "BioScience Magazine - Information for Contributors.

American Political Science Association. "The American Political Science Review: Submission Guidelines." 2008.

American Psychological Association. The APA's Web site tries to explain the nuances of the style and errors in the first printing of the sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual.

American Sociologicial Association. This is the home page for the American Sociological Association. Click on the link to the Bookstore, then the "Reference Items" link. The ASA Manual is half price to ASA members ($10).

Association of American Geographers. Professional Geographer: Information Page." No Date. [Accessed October 10, 2003.]

Guide for the use of the International System of Units (SI). National Institute of Standards and Technology, Special Publication 811 (2008). This is the official metric-system style manual of the US government (97 pages, 1.9 MB, PDF format).

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals." Also known as the "Vancouver style." Download a PDF copy of this document on the AMA style guide page.

MLA Handbook Site. If you bought the MLA Handbook it came with a secret password that lets you access the site.

National Library of Medicine. Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 2nd ed., 2007.

US Government Printing Office Style Manual 2008. This comprehensive style guide is free to view online, and may be downloaded in PDF format (5.5 MB) in 20 individual chapters plus front and back material. Chapters of particular interest include: Abbreviations and Letter Symbols (9), Punctuation (8), and Signs and Symbols (10). Revised September 27, 2003 [Accessed October 10, 2003.]

Additional Guides & Resources

Help! These links offer help with citing college papers, earning a degree [online college] or an an online teaching degree, and writing college papers [college writing tips].

A Research Guide for Students by I. Lee.  This site offers an amazing array of information on how to write, document, and format college research papers. There are many many links and references to various resources. The site gives special attention to MLA style.

Bartleby.com.  "The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge."

EServer.org -- Accessible Writing at Iowa State University.  This amazing site ia a co-op where authors publish works for free access as well republish classics. The site is organized by subject area: philosophy, history, poetry, languages, and more.

Online Teaching Degree. This site is dedicated to helping adults interested in earning a degree in Elementary Education online. They have a list of accredited schools with online programs.

OWL: Online Writing Lab at Purdue University.  The site offers a variety of resources to help students with writing projects. Of special note are the excellent handouts in PDF format. New Website: Fall 2005.

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant by Chuck Guilford.  The online writing assistant is focused of content issues in writing research papers, not styles and formats. The site is highly accessible, and the recipient of many awards.

Statistical Abstract of the United States. This is the most authoritative source for statistical information about the United States. Download individual chapters--in PDF format. [Accessed October 10, 2003].

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Official Websites:   AMA Style (Oxford UP)   APA Style Site   Chicago Manual of Style   MLA Handbook