The academic style manuals listed below may be of use to you as you format your dissertation. For the citation of references and any formatting element not specifically mentioned in the UMBC ETD Style Guide, please follow the guidelines in the manual below that is most appropriate to your discipline. If you have a discipline style guide that is not on this list, please email the Graduate School.
American Institute of Physics. AIP Style Manual: For Guidance in Writing, Editing, and Preparing Physics Manuscripts for Publication. 4th ed. New York: American Institute of Physics, 1990.
American Management Association. The AMA Style Guide for Business Writing . New York : AMACOM,1996.
American Mathematical Society. The AMS Author Handbook . Providence, R.I.: American Mathematical Society, 1996.
American Medical Association. Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors . 9th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1998.
American National Standard for Information Sciences--Scientific and Technical Reports : Organization, Preparation, and Production . New York: ANSI, 1987.
American Sociological Association. American Sociological Review.
Associated Press Staff. The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual . Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1992.
Bates, Robert L., Rex Buchanan, and Marla Adkins-Heljeson, eds. Geowriting: A Guide to Writing, Editing, and Printing in Earth Science . 5th ed. Alexandria: American Geological Institute, 1995.
The Bluebook : A Uniform System of Citation . 17th edition. Cambridge: Harvard Law Review Association, 2000.
The Chicago Manual of Style , 14th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. [Reference Desk: Z253.C57]
Council of Biology Editors. Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers . 6th ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Dodd, Janet S., ed. The ACS Style Guide: A Manual for Authors and Editors . Washington, D.C.: The American Chemical Society, 1997.
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations . 5th ed. New York: The Modern Language Association, 1999. [Reference Desk: LB2369.G53 1999] This publication is primarily for high school and undergraduate college students.
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing . 2nd ed. New York: The Modern Language Association, 1998. [Reference Desk: PN147.G444 1998] Provides practical advice for graduate students, faculty and scholars who are preparing for publication.
Hacker, Diana. A Writer's Reference . 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1998.
Holoman, D. Kern, ed. Writing about Music: A Style Sheet from the Editors of 19th-Century Music . Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association . 5th. ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2001. [Reference Desk: BF76.7.P83. Also at Audio Speech Pathology Lib.]
Rubens, Philip, ed. Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style . New York: Holt, 1994.
Turabian, Kate. L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations . 6th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.[Reference Desk: LB2369.T8]
Walker, Janice R., and Todd Taylor. The Columbia Guide to Online Style . Columbia UP, 1998.