Style Manuals


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.


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 citation information according to the 6th edition, 2nd printing of the APA Manual.


MLA Style

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 8th 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

Tips on Grammar, Punctuation and Style - created by the Harvard College Writing Center.