Style Manuals

Note: Print versions of style manuals are on reserve at the Circulation Desk.


Common Style Manuals

The OWL at Purdue - This is Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL). This Web site offers many online resources (including MLA and APA guides) to assist users with their writing projects.

Sources and Citation - created by Dartmouth College is a broad over view on citing practices.


APA Style

Odessa College Library's APA Guide (PDF Format) - A short guide on parenthetical documentation and Works Cited list.

The OWL at Purdue - APA Formatting and Style Guide - Online guide that gives citiation information according to the 5th edition of the APA Manual.


MLA Style

Odessa College Library's MLA Guide (PDF Format) - A short guide on parenthetical documentation and Works Cited list.

The OWL at Purdue - MLA Formatting and Style Guide - Online guide that gives citation information according to the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing 2nd ed. and the MLA Handbook for Writiers of Research Papers 6th ed.

MLA Style Guidelines - a webpage on MLA documentation style, authorized by the Modern Language Association of America.


Other Styles

Odessa College Library's Turabian Guide (PDF Format) - A short guide on parenthetical documentation and reference list.

Chicago Style - Works Cited, or References. Includes examples of citing books, articles, encyclopedia entries, dissertations, reprints, government documents, papers presented at conferences, performances, videocassette recordings, interviews, and secondary sources in Chicago style.


Grammar and Writing Tips

Common Errors in English- This site addresses deviations from the standard use of English as judged by users such as professional writers, editors, teachers, executives, and personnel officers.