Los Angeles Valley College

Style Manuals for Research Papers


Most classes at Los Angeles Valley College use the Modern Language Association (MLA) style for term papers. Be sure to ask your instructors which style they prefer.


The Chicago manual of style.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993

REFERENCE Z253 .U69 1993 (use in library)


Fowler, H. Ramsey

The Little, Brown handbook

New York, N.Y.: Longman, c1998.

RESERVE ENGL 28 (2-hour use; circulation desk)


Hacker, Diana

The Bedford handbook

Boston : Bedford Books, c1998

RESERVE ENGL 101/102 (2-house use; circulation desk)


Harbrace college handbook

Fort Worth : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1994

RESERVE PE1112 .H6 1994 (2-hour use; circulation desk)


Harnack, Andrew

Online! : a reference guide to using Internet sources

New York : St. Martin's Press.1998.

TK5105.875 .I57 H364 1998


Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.

Washington, DC : American Psychological Association. 1994

RESERVE BF76.7 .P83 1994 (2 hour use; circulation desk)


Turabian, Kate L.

A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996

REF DESK LB2369 .T8 1996 (use in library)


Walker, Janice R. 

The Columbia guide to online style

New York. Columbia University Press. 1998

PN171 .F56 W35 1998, (also available for 2-hour use; circulation desk)


Subject headings used in the online catalog

Authorship-style manuals

Dissertations, academic

English language--grammar—handbooks, manuals, etc.

English language—rhetoric, handbooks, manuals, etc.

Report writing—handbooks, manuals, etc.