Publishers' style guides provide instructions for writing an article for one of its publications. They typically specify the layout and length of the paper, rules for units, graphs and tables, copyright terms, and how to submit the paper.
AGU Author Resource Center
AIP Style Manual Published by the American Institute of Physics
ANS Information for Authors
Communications of the ACM - Information for Authors
ICE Author Guidelines
IET Author Guides
ORS Instructions for Authors
Physical Review style (APS journals)
Citation management tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, but any are easier than doing it by hand!
- RefWorks - free for UC Berkeley users. It allows you to create your own database by importing references and using them for footnotes and bibliographies. Use the RefWorks New User Form to sign up.
- EndNote: may be purchased from UC Berkeley's Software Central. Supports many citations styles in science and engineering.
- Zotero: A free plug-in that works exclusively with the Firefox browser: keeps copies of what you find on the web, permits tagging, notation, full text searching of your library of resources, works with Word, and has a free web backup service.
It's always good to double check the formatting -- sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.
The campus offers writing support for students through the College Writing Programs office. See what's available both on-campus and off-campus at the Writing Resources website.