What is a style manual?
A style manual provides the rules for citing sources in a particular discipline such as the humanities, history, social sciences, and sciences. These manuals will also provide helpful information on grammar, punctuation, and paper format.
What style manual should you use for your paper? - Ask your professor. Most professors will want you to use a specific style manual. Some will allow you to choose your own style manual as long as you use it consistently.
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