The Skidmore Guide to Writing

Reference Guides and Style Manuals

In the next pages, you'll learn about three documentation systems:

  1. The 1999 documentation style of the Modern Language Association
  2. The American Psychological Association bibliographic form
  3. The American Chemical Society bibliographic form.

You will also find documentation models and advice for writing research papers available in academic departments across the College. For further or more detailed explanation of MLA documentation format and forms of citation, you should consult the following sources, which are on reserve in the Skidmore Writing Center (third floor of Ladd Hall):

More detailed examples of APA and ACS formats, other documentation forms, and stylistic expectations in specific disciplines are available in the following manuals and style books, which you will find in Scribner Library or in departmental offices: