There are many style manuals that will guide you through the process of writing a research paper. Some examples of these are the Chicago Manual of Style, the MLA (Modern Language Association) Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, and A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations (often known as Turabian, referring to its original author).
Among these manuals, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) has been widely adopted by researchers in the fields of science and the social and
behavioral sciences. These style manuals all provide the rules for writing and
documenting your sources in standardized ways.
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