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Computer Information Systems: Style Guide



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Style Guides for the Sciences & Engineering

Cover image: Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed.
APA. 2020. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association : the official guide to APA style (7th ed.). American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2020

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The APA Style Manual is available at all UIW Libraries. It is also available for purchase in both electronic and paper formats. You can also visit the APA's own Style and Grammar Guidelines website. The APA Style website—linked below—is also a good resource for finding out about citing new resources, such as ChatGPT and other Artificial Intelligence tools. Use the Search feature to find more information.
    APA Style (7th ed.) - a guide by UIW librarian Erin Cassity
    APA Style: Style and Grammar Guidelines
    APA Style Blog: How to cite ChatGPT
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Citation Style and Reference Formats
ACM. Association for Computing Machinery: Citation Style and Reference Formats. Retrieved from

A concise style guide from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). It is available on the ACM website, or as a PDF from various sources, such as the Austin Peay University Writing Center. ACM Style (PDF)
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ACS Style Guide
The ACS style guide : effective communication of scientific information
Anne M. Cogill and Lorrin R. Garson. 2006. The ACS style guide : effective communication of scientific information (3rd. ed.). American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.
Call Number: 808.06654 A187

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Style Guide, third edition, is for guidance in writing, editing, and preparing chemistry manuscripts for publication. It is available online in PDF format, and in the library's print collection. ACS Style (PDF)
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The National Center for Biotechnology Information Style Guide
The NCBI Style Guide
National Center for Biotechnology Information. The NCBI Style Guide. Retrieved from

This online resource is in into two parts: general writing skills, and NCBI-specific styles. It provides extensive advice for anyone writing in the sciences—especially in biology and related fields. Also available as a PDF. NCBI Style Guide - PDF
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Scientific Style and Format Council of Science Editors. 2014. Scientific Style and Format Citation Quick Guide (8th. ed.). Retrieved from

This online guide is derived from the 8th edition of Scientific Style and Format, by the Council of Science Editors. The full book is available from the University of Chicago Press.
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Microsoft Manual of Style
Microsoft® manual of style your everyday guide to usage, terminology, and style for professional technical communications
Microsoft Corporation, Editorial Style Board. 2012. Microsoft® manual of style your everyday guide to usage, terminology, and style for professional technical communications. (4th ed.). Microsoft Press, Sebastopol, California.

John McCarthy

John McCarthy at a conference in 2006John McCarthy (Sep. 4, 1927 – Oct. 24, 2011). American computer scientist and one of the founders of the discipline of artificial intelligence (AI), for which he received the 1971 A.M. Turing Award from the Association of Computing Machinery. He also developed the Lisp family of programming languages (image source:
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