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Manuals of Style and Formatting Guides

Arts & Humanities

The Chicago Manual of Style  presents two basic documentation systems: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date. Choosing between the two often depends on subject matter and the nature of sources cited, as each system is favored by different groups of scholars.

The notes and bibliography style is preferred by many in the humanities, including those in literature, history, and the arts. This style presents bibliographic information in notes and, often, a bibliography. It accommodates a variety of sources, including esoteric ones less appropriate to the author-date system.

Library books:

  • Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.  2North Ref Z 253 .C57 2010 
  • Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Turabian), 8th ed.  2North Ref LB 2369 .T8 2013 
  • MLA handbook for writers of research papers, 7th ed.  1st floor, User Services  LB 2369 .G53 2009 
  • MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing, 3rd ed.  2North Ref PN 147 .G444 2008  
  • AP Associated Press stylebook and briefing on media law 2North Ref PN 4783 .A83 2005