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Inquiry Based Research Methods (Psychology)

PSY33-214, Spring 2017

Style Guides

Various Style guides found in the libraryA style manual, provides direction on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language.  

Many academic disciplines have their own style guide. Some journals even have their own specific style. Ask your professor what style she wishes you to use for your paper/project.

For more information, see the individual tabs for specific styles above, or use the printed style manuals shelved in the library's Research Commons. 

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is the standard citation style used in physics and some engineering courses.

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CITATION BASICS

There are certain basic things you need to cite just about any source, using just about any format:

  • The AUTHOR (or creator) of the work.  This may be one person, many people, or a group or organization.
  • The TITLE OF THE WORK itself.  For example, the article title, the book title, the chapter title, etc.
  • The JOURNAL or the PUBLISHER.  For an article, you include the name of the specific magazine or journal.  For a book, the publishing house.
  • The PUBLICATION DATE.

There are also certain things that must be included for specific types of works.  For example, for an article or a book chapter, you would provide page numbers.  For a website, you would provide the URL.

The moment when you are most likely to have easy access to all of this information?  When you find it in the first place.  Know then what you need to take note of to cite it effectively later.

Credit: OSU  http://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/c.php?g=286083&p=1905377