A guide to how to prepare of formal papers and reports, such as term papers, theses or journal articles. These are available in printed books via the catalog (subject heading: authorship - style manuals) or online via the Web.
A guide which gives the prescribed format for typing footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographies for a specific field of study. In academic libraries, the latest editions of leading style manuals are usually available in the reference section. Examples: Chicago Manual of Style Complete Guide to Citing Government Documents (American Library Association) MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
a guide to preparing a research paper in a particular field of study