William G. Tierney, Ph.D.
Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education
Director, Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis
Rossier School of Education
University of Southern California
Waite Phillips Hall, Room 701C
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4037
Tel: (213) 740-7218
Fax: (213) 740-3889
Bill Tierney's Unofficial Guides
Guides for writing and citing in the social sciences
The Chicago manual of style: The essential guide for writers, editors and publishers. (2003). (15th ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington: American Psychological Association.
Gibaldi, J. (1998). MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing (2nd ed.). New York: The Modern Language Association of America.
Gula, R. (1969). Manual of style. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Li, X., & Crane, N. (1996). Electronic styles: A handbook for citing electronic information (2nd ed.). Medford: Information Today.
Turabian, K. L., Grossman, J., & Bennett, A. (1996). A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations (6th ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Academic Writing Manuals
Becker, H. S. (1996). Writing for social scientists: How to start and finish your thesis, book, or article. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Becker, H. S. (1998). Tricks of the trade: How to think about your research while you're doing it. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Cuba, L. J. (2001). A short guide to writing about social science (4th ed.). New York: Longman.
Ellis, C., & Bochner, A. P. (Eds.). (1996). Composing ethnography: Alternative forms of qualitative writing. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press.
Gula, R. (1984). Precision: A reference book for writers. Landham: University Press.
Hart, C. (1998). Doing a literature review: Releasing the social science research imagination. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
Henson, K. T. (1998). Writing for professional publication: Keys to academic and business success. Needham Heights: Allyn & Bacon.
Madsen, D. (1991). Successful dissertations and theses: A guide to graduate student research from proposal to completion. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Meloy, J. M. (1994). Writing the qualitative dissertation. Hillsdale: Lawrence Erlbaum Association.
Strunk, W., & White, E. B. (1999). The elements of style (4th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Tietelbaum, H. (1998). How to write a thesis. Foster City: IDG Books Worldwide.
Turabian, K. L., Grossman, J., & Bennett, A. (1996). A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Williams, B. T. (1997). Concept to completion: writing well in the social sciences. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers.
Zerubavel, E. (1999). The clockwork muse: A practical guide to writing theses, dissertations, and books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Electronic Style Guides
There are numerous electronic resources available on the Internet. Use any search engine and the search terms ‘style guide’ to find resources.
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